A Royal Palm Beach woman is facing two counts of child neglect after a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy found that her two children were subjected to “deplorable living conditions,” according to an arrest report.
Angeline Elizabeth Carlisle was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Monday after posting a $6,000 bond.
While searching the home, a deputy smelled a strong odor of animal urine and feces and saw multiple cats running around Carlisle’s bedroom. Carlisle told the deputy the cats do not ever leave her room. In the closet of the bedroom, a mattress was found where one of the children slept.
The report refers to a 15-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl.
A bathroom next to Carlisle’s bedroom was filled with garbage and the toilet had not been flushed “in an extended period of time.” The smell of feces and urine was “extremely unbearable,” the deputy wrote in the report.
“I don’t understand what the problem is since there are other bathrooms (in the house),” Carlisle to the deputy and a DCF investigator.
Carlisle said she had made no effort to clean the house in six months.
The 15-year-old boy said he mostly lives in the home’s garage. An inspection revealed “another room of deplorable living conditions,” the deputy wrote. Garbage and discarded food littered the garage.
The deputy notes that house did not have running air conditioning and the thermostat read 88 degrees.
The boy and girl each told the deputy they believed the house was clean.