A postal worker was driving down the road when she spotted a pair of children and noticed that one of them was naked. However, she’d find upon closer inspection that what the girls were actually covered in was much worse than initially thought – and that’s when she heard an odd noise that would eventually answer everything.
Heather Shelton (Photo Source: Kait8)
Judy Arnold Alexander works for a post office in Sharp County, Arkansas, and one of her recent days on the job was anything but ordinary. In fact, you can imagine her surprise to find a 4-year-old and 2-year-old walking down a country road and to see one simply wearing a nightgown and the other completely naked.
Doing as anyone would do, Judy pulled over to see if the girls needed any help, but things only got worse. Upon closer inspection, the post office worker was beyond disturbed to find that the children were covered in their own feces.
“The girls appeared not to have had a bath in several days and appeared to be covered in what looked like feces,” Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts said. Taking the two under her wing, Judy tried to help by finding the responsible guardian for the wandering duo.
While ushering the children down the road in search of their parents, quite an odd noise captured her attention. Blaring music led the woman to a nearby garage. “There she discovered 29-year-old Heather Shelton, sitting in a chair unconscious and surrounded by two pipes, a bag of marijuana, and eight bottles of open nail polish,” IJ Review notes.
Sadly, that wasn’t even the worst of it as Judy would call the police who stumbled across an even more disgusting discovery. According to reports, officers were alerted to an 18-month-old baby in the house who was worse off than the wandering two.
As the two older children were able to leave the house in an effort to fend for themselves, the same could not have been said for the youngest child. “The little baby boy’s crib had a used diaper in there that appeared to be there for a while, maybe up to a week,” Counts recalled.
Saying that it was the worst case of child neglect he’s ever seen, Counts did go on to explain that the children were cleaned up and are now being cared for by the Department of Human Services. Furthermore, Shelton was arrested on three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, one count of possession of a controlled substance, and one count of possession of an instrument to commit a crime.
Although Counts is glad that Alexander was in the right place at the right time, the postal worker states that the kids are all she cares about. It is absolutely heart wrenching to hear stories like this and know that there are parents out there who would do anything to have a child. Either way, it looks like the DA is trying to throw the book at this subhuman piece of garbage – but I’d say she’s getting off easy if all she gets is jail time.
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-A postal employee was driving down the road when she spotted a pair of children and noticed that one of them was naked. However, she’d find upon closer inspection that what the girls were actually covered in was much worse than initially thought – and that’s when she heard an odd noise that would eventually answer everything.