Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Landlord 'Shocked' to Find Unattended Senior in Rental Home

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Landlord 'Shocked' to Find Unattended Senior in Rental Home

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Shocking discovery for Calgary landlord

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CALGARY - The Calgary police elder abuse unit is investigating after some rental-home tenants fled in the middle of the night, leaving a brain-damaged senior alone in the house without any food or water.

CTV reports that the 69-year-old woman was taken to hospital for a checkup after she was discovered by the landlord in the northeast-area residence on Monday.

Officials say they did not know the unidentified woman was in the house, and that her family did not contact anyone about her after they left.

The landlord, Sandy Ert, says she had recently served the tenants an eviction notice after they got behind in their rent.

Ert says the people who fled -- two women who had a baby -- left the house littered with household items, garbage, rotting food and dirty diapers. …

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