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Susan Christine Warner and her 14-year-old daughter headed from Port Charlotte to Orlando last weekend for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios -- but left behind her two little pumpkins, two other daughters, ages 3 and 10-years-old, plus their 87-year-old bedridden great granny, according to a news release from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.
On Sunday evening a neighbor alerted deputies after Warner's 10-year-old daughter reportedly showed up at her door, telling the woman that she was hungry.
Responding deputies found their own House of Horrors when they stepped inside the home.
According to the report:
The kitchen the sink was filled with old water and dirty dishes; old rotting, moldy food sat atop counters; trash bags containing waste were piled up.
The fridge had foul-smelling uncooked chicken inside; dog feces was found on the floors throughout the house and showed signs of being walked through.
The 3-year-old was barefoot, filthy and dressed in over-sized clothing.
The only working bathroom was littered with piles of dirty clothes and old food containers.
The only shower was filled with clothes and broken toys. If you had to use the only working toilet you had to walk on piles of clothes and soiled baby diapers to reach it.
Deputies also found the very confused great-granny lying in a urine-soaked bed after having fallen four days before, according to the report.
When Mom returned home with her older daughter, along with a man and four teens, she allegedly began to scream and cry when told about the investigation, saying that she knew home was very dirty, was sorry, and she would clean it up.
The 40-year-old Port Charlotte mom also told authorities her hubby has been in jail since last June and she had been struggling with depression issues -- and just needed to get away.
Detectives hauled mom to jail where she remains on no bond -- and where she'll have a clean cot, 3 hots and a working bathroom.
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