Nyia Parler, 41, is accused of leaving her 21-year-old son in a wooded area along Cobbs Creek Parkway near Catharine Street around 11 a.m. Monday before traveling to Montgomery County, Maryland to visit her boyfriend.
Police have signed an arrest warrant for a Philadelphia woman after she allegedly left her quadriplegic son with cerebral palsy alone in the woods for over five days with nothing but a blanket and a Bible.
Rescuers took the man to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he is being treated for a cut on his back, dehydration, malnutrition and exposure to the weather, police said. He is currently in stable condition.”A lot of things could’ve happened out there,” Walker said. “Obviously he’s in the middle of a wooded area. You have wild animals out there. You never know what’s going to happen.”Several of his aunts are by his bedside, said police, who added the relatives are being interviewed about his medical history and his mother.
Officials describe the victim as “non-verbal” and completely dependent on others for his care.
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