In a bizarre search, South Carolina authorities have located a 555-pound teenager and his mother, who faces a charge of violating a custody order. Social services says that 14 year old is possibly at a stage of critical health risk.” 555 pounds at 14!
The mother is being held in a detention center and will be extradited to South Carolina on an outstanding warrant. Mom was supposed to appear in family court Tuesday with her son and failed to do so, the sheriff’s office said. During the family court hearing, the boy was ordered into state custody because of medical neglect, as well as his mother’s failure to appear. The Department of Social Services then contacted the sheriff’s office, authorities said.
At Tuesday’s hearing, a judge granted an order to put the boy into emergency protective custody with DSS. The 14 year old was turned over to the county Department of Social Services after he was taken by Fire Department medics to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where he was examined and declared in good health.
The boy told police he was in the eighth grade and had had weight problems his entire life.
“She placed her hand over her son’s mouth and nose and suffocated him. She had second thoughts about what she did. She performed CPR on her son, brought him back to life and then decided to go forward with that original act she had started to commit,”
“What makes this story especially sad is, when asked the reason why she took Ty’s life, Tiffany said that she did not want him to grow up with no one caring about him, the same way that she had grown up where nobody had cared about her.”