Indicted

Sharon Caslow was indicted last week for manslaughter in the death of her 91-year-old mother, Audrey Caslow, who died of acute renal failure 10 days after medical personnel found her in a bathroom in the Cockeysville home where she lived with her daughter. Medical personnel determined Audrey Caslow had been in the bathroom for two days, police said. (Baltimore County Police photo / August 22, 2012)

Baltimore County's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the January death of a 91-year-old woman from Cockeysville a homicide — and as a result, her daughter has been indicted for manslaughter.

Police said that on Jan. 17, at 3:33 p.m., county medical personnel were dispatched to the 1000 block of Hidden Moss Drive, and found Audrey Caslow, 91, in a bathroom. Medical personnel determined that she had been there for two days, according to a press released from police.

She lived at the home with her daughter, Sharon Caslow.

According to Elise Armacost, director of media and communications for the police department, it was Sharon Caslow who made the 911 call on Jan. 17. Caslow told officers she was aware that her mother had been in the bathroom, but had not summoned help earlier, police said.


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Audrey Caslow was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where it was determined that she had injuries consistent with being neglected, police said. She was transferred to hospice care, where she died 10 days later, on Jan. 27.

Caslow's body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy, and it was determined that she died of acute renal failure. The office ruled the death a homicide, police said, and on Aug. 15, a Baltimore County Grand Jury returned an indictment for manslaughter against Sharon Caslow.

She faces a total of six counts in connection with her mother's death, police said. She is currently free on $100,000 bond.