There, police saw the window Le escaped out of propped open and furniture stacked on top of each other blocking a walkway to the kitchen.
“I asked Huynh why it looked like that and he explained it is to keep Le from going into the kitchen and possibly lighting the stove and burning the house down while (he) and Son are at work,” Officer J.R. Sorensen wrote in his report.
But what struck a nerve with police was Le’s eating and sleeping conditions.
As Sorenson walked inside the room, he noticed several animal urine mats next to a mattress on the floor. The floor, he said, had multiple yellow and dark black or brown stains.
The room also reeked of urine.
The couple told police they kept a towel under the door so that the smell wouldn’t spread to the rest of the house.
Police said Huynh told them Le doesn’t wear adult diapers and he tries to clean up after her.
According to police, Le is often left in the room for nearly a full work day while Son and Huynh are at work.
The couple told police they feed her before they got to work at 9 a.m. and leave food in a red chair for her to eat during the day while they are at work. Water is also left out for Son. The couple typically returns home about 6 p.m.
Son’s daughter lives a few houses down and comes to check on her grandmother about 2 p.m. after school, but the visits aren’t daily.
“So, you combine the lack of access to food and water with the living conditions, and that’s what led our detectives to take out warrants for their arrests,” Cpl. Michele Pihera told Channel 2 Action News.
Huynh and Son were arrested at the scene, but are out of the Gwinnett County jail on a $5,700 bond each. According to Channel 2, the couple is not allowed near Le, who was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Son denied the allegations in an interview with the news station.
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Atlanta police are giving the case of a missing woman a fresh look.