Daughter ‘made mother, 85, wear poop-filled garbage bag – then left her to “mummify” after she died of hunger’

Kim Zaheer is accused of starving 85 year-old mother Frances Cook to death after making the woman live in ‘unbearable’ conditions (Picture: Flager County Sheriff’s Office)

A neglectful daughter made her elderly mother wear a feces-filled garbage bag, then left her mother to mummify after she starved to death, deputies say.

Kim Zaheer, 64, was charged with manslaughter on Sunday over the horrific December 2018 death of her mother Frances King, 85, at their home in Flager County, Florida.

Zaheer dialed 911 after King stopped breathing, with emergency responders finding the elderly woman ‘mummified’ in a room filled with an ‘unbearable’ stench of feces and urine. Rat droppings were discovered underneath her corpse.

An arrest report added: ‘Further investigation discovered that King was extremely malnourished and appeared to have not eaten in a long time.’ Officers also likened King’s remains to those of prisoners in a ‘concentration camp,’ and said she appeared to have died some time before she was found.

An autopsy ruled King had died because of a combination of elder abuse, neglect and starvation which caused a severe bladder infection called emphysematous cystitis.

Zaheer moved to Florida to begin caring for King in 2011, and barred her siblings and other family members from seeing King, it is alleged.

She would wheel her mother outside in a wheelchair if anyone visited, Fox35 reported, and is said to have last taken her mother to her primary care doctor a year before her death.

Cold case investigators were able to charge Zaheer with manslaughter after combing through medical records and other information.

Sheriff Rick Staly said: ‘I am grateful that we were able to arrest the suspect in this case and hopefully this can offer some closure to family and friends of the victim.’

She is being held at Flager County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond ahead of her next court appearance.

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