SEGUIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A mother in Texas has been arrested after she and her daughter lived in their home with the corpse of the child’s grandmother for three years, police said.

Delissa Navonne Crayton, 47, of Seguin was charged with injury to a child by omission on Wednesday as police believe living with the body inside the two-bedroom home caused “serious mental deficiency, impairment or injury” to her daughter.

Delissa Crayton (Credit: Seguin Police Department/Facebook)

Police said an investigation led authorities to Crayton’s home on Sunday, where they found the skeletal remains of her mother, Jacqueline Louise Crayton. Police believe the remains have been in the home for about three years.

According to investigators, Jacqueline Crayton, 71, suffered some sort of fall in her bedroom in 2016 at the home where she lived with Delissa Crayton and her daughter. Investigators believe Delissa didn’t offer any kind of assistance and that Jacqueline may have died within a few days while she was on the floor.

Police said Delissa and her daughter, who was under the age of 15, continued to live at their home while the body remained in one of the bedrooms.

According to police, the child was placed with family members as she receives help from the department, Child Protective Services and more.

Police are continuing to investigate all that occurred and expect more charges to be filed against Delissa Crayton. She remains at the Guadalupe County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

Comments (23)
  1. Jim Thomas says:

    Fast-forward 20 years. You’ve met on a dating site. This comes out. What do you do?

    1. jezmyopinion says:

      You run from this meth head before she lets you die to collect your social security checks.

  2. Dave Fay says:

    Let me guess, she was still cashing grandma’s Social Security checks.

    1. William Susha says:

      Child support payments.

      1. sammie515 says:

        Child support payments from who and to who? The grandmother? LOL

  3. Will Thompson says:

    How would you handle Mother’s Day? Bake a cake? Send a card?

  4. The smell was probably an improvement compared to what their natural habitat smells of.

  5. Rosemaryflower says:

    this is disgusting.

  6. Bet Gramma will still vote Democrat an has her Obammy Phone, foo stamps and da EBT card. I some how feel Whitey an Trump behind this

  7. Cindy Lou says:

    Clearly they were cashing her SS checks and any other checks she was getting.

  8. Carl Mayo says:

    yep —– another democrat voter scamming the government for free checks. keep the body in one piece as long as grandma’s social security keeps rolling in.