With No Aid, Woman Freezes to Death

by Salvation Army
Categories: Blog

Suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a 66-year-old Toronto woman recently wandered from her home without a coat, in sub-zero temperatures.

The distressed woman cried for help but no one came to her aid or called 911. Detectives say at least two residents heard the woman’s screaming and one man saw her in distress but ignored her. She even scratched at a screen door trying to get inside.

She was found deceased by a newspaper deliver person, who then notified police officers.

Why did the public who had an opportunity to save this woman, choose not to?

While this women wasn’t homeless, she was clearly suffering. Do we too often ignore those who clearly need our support?