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Blue Springs man charged after police discover neglect, abuse

Woman found in bathtub, 2 girls found malnourished
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Posted at 6:53 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 08:45:55-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Blue Springs man has been charged after police discovered a woman in a bathtub and two malnourished children in a residence earlier this month.

Jackson County prosecutors charged Bryan Snow, 30, with two counts of felony endangering the welfare of a child creating a substantial risk and felony second-degree domestic abuse, according to a news release from the Jackson County prosecutor's office.

Court records detail a scene of abuse and neglect inside a residence in the 400 block of Southwestew Moreland School Road in Blue Springs.

Three Blue Springs police officers were sent to the apartment Feb. 12 to help paramedics lift a woman from a bathtub, a court document states.

They found a naked woman who had been in the tub for two or three days, according to Snow. Snow also told the officers the woman had been in the tub as he worked a job in Kansas City, Missouri, court documents state.

He said a friend was checking on the woman.

An examination of the woman revealed open pressure sores from being in the tub.

One 27-year paramedic told police the sores were the worst he had seen in his career, the court documents state.

The woman was sitting in about six inches of human waste.

A doctor told police the woman could have suffered life-threatening injuries from being in the human waste.

The two girls told authorities they were often locked in a closet, choked by both parents and were severely malnourished, court records state.

Snow was not supposed to have contact with the girls.

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