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Bodies discovered in home

July 30, 2013

Investigators with the Big Spring Police Department made a grisly discovery Monday afternoon, as the bodies of two female subjects were discovered at a home in the 1400 block of Stadium.

According to police officials, the bodies — which were heavily decomposed — are believed to be 83-year-old Helen Thomason and her daughter, 51-year-old Carol Thomason.

Officers were dispatched to 1420 Stadium at approximately 4 p.m. Monday, according to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD.

“Officers were dispatched in reference to a welfare concern,” Everett said. “A postal worker delivering mail noted that the mail box at the residence was full and was concerned. Officers arrived and found the front door unlocked.”

Everett said upon entering the home, officers discovered two badly-decomposed bodies, both believed to be female.

“Neighbors advised that an elderly woman and her daughter lived in the home but they had not been seen for several weeks,” Everett said. “Officers entered the residence and discovered two bodies in the bathroom. Both were females and were badly decomposed.

“Investigators learned that Carol was totally dependent on her mother due to extremely poor physical condition. Justice of the Peace Benny Green responded to the scene and pronounced death. An autopsy was ordered and will be performed in Lubbock on Wednesday.”

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