|Published:||May 28, 2013 11:57 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 28, 2013 11:42 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral home was discovered full of filth. The woman who lives inside with her two daughters is now facing charges of neglect and animal cruelty.
Officers found vomit, feces and animal bones inside the home on SE 16th Place near Del Prado Boulevard S.
They say one of Lisa Velez's daughters was even locked in a bedroom.
Photos from Animal Control show every room of the house covered in trash, takeout boxes, dirty clothes, roaches, ants and spiders.
Officers say Lisa Velez didn't think this was a big deal, but her neighbors disagree. They say she would act erratic and was always seen with a coat over her head during the day.
"It was the sleeves and the whole top of the coat, and it would probably come down to her shoulders and stuff, her whole face was completely covered. And then it was zipped," said neighbor Erica McBride.
"Many times I would see her with a bunch of furniture out there, old disgusting furniture and she would lay out there in the furniture with, like, a snorkel, with, like, a northern real thick coat all zipped up," said neighbor Don Arnett.
Police say they found moldy food in the fridge, in the back patio they found feces, animal carcasses, trash and vomit.
According to reports, Velez had two daughters in the home, both autistic.
one is a little girl, neighbors estimate was two years old.
"I would look over to her and tell her to get her child off the road. And she was very unresponsive and almost looked like she might be mentally ill," said Arnett.
Another is considered an adult. Police found one of Lisa's daughters locked in a bedroom that smelled of urine and feces.
"Find out the conditions inside with the feces and the filth that you can just see behind me. its heartbreaking," said Arnett.
Officers say Lisa has been under investigation for the past two years over the same allegations.
DCF tells WINK-TV the little girl is with her father. Reports show the other daughter is at a home for adults with disabilities.
Animal control has four of her cats at the shelter, and is looking to trap four more.