Legislator questions woman's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A state representative wants a legislative
hearing regarding a 61-year-old Oklahoma City woman whose
decomposed body was found in a filthy home.

Records show health inspectors visited Kitty Maxine Lewis' home at least nine times before her body was found in a living room chair on May 8.

The state medical examiner's office says Lewis' body was too decomposed to determine how she died. Neighbors say the condition of her house killed her and they tried for years to get help.

Now Rep. Danny Morgan wants to question officials at state agencies that had contact with her. Morgan says if Lewis fell through cracks something needs to be done to repair that.

In 1996, 2004 and 2006 Lewis' home was classified as unfit to live in but each time she managed make enough improvements to stay there.

Environmental specialist Troy Skow with the Oklahoma City-County
Health Department says some people just choose to live like that and there's not much authorities can do.


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