(MYFOXTWINCITIES) — PLYMOUTH, Minn. (KMSP) - County social workers have investigated David Vanzo for elderly neglect and financial exploitation of his mother, and now, so are Plymouth police. Detectives wonder if he brought his mother to the bank to make a withdrawal -- after she was already dead.
Vanzo denies the allegation.
"My mother and I had an agreement," he tells Fox 9. "I took care of my mom for years, I'm the good guy here, not the bad guy."
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Caryl Vanzo died two weeks ago, just days before she turned 91. But when Plymouth police arrived at the home, they were overwhelmed by the stench of urine and feces. They found the woman in bed, wearing a robe and fur coat, her boots covered in feces. Police arrested David for elderly neglect.
"My mother, she wouldn't eat in the end," David says.