PD: Scottsdale man arrested after elderly woman found covered in feces

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A Scottsdale caregiver was arrested after his elderly mother was found covered in feces at her home. 

Scottsdale police report that on October 4 they arrested 66-year-old Frank Leslie Manning at his home near Pima and Indian School roads. 

A family member was concerned because they hadn't seen the 92-year-old Alzheimer's victim in a while. She went to the house with police to check on her. 

Police say when they entered the home there was "an overwhelming stench of ammonia in the air." Fire personnel would later say the level of ammonia in the house made it "unlivable."

In the home, police report, that there were two cat litter boxes full of cat feces, with a pile of feces next to them. 

The victim was found on the couch, unable to communicate, with feces that was "dried up and caked to her body."

Police say the only food in the home was Hot Pockets and protein drinks. 

Hospital workers reported that the victim was dehydrated. They also found fecal matter under her nails and in her teeth.

Manning was located the next day. He reportedly told police that he left the victim alone for over a day. When he was asked how the victim was supposed to eat, Manning allegedly told police that, "He has gone that long without food and did not think it was a big deal."

Manning has been employed by the family trust as a caregiver for the past 12 years. 

He has been charged with vulnerable adult abuse.

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