Syed Shabbir, KSHB-TV
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (KSHB) - Two mothers and a father face charges after their children were found living in filth and covered with bed bug bites.
The discovery came June 22 when an Independence police officer went to a house in the 1900 block of Overton to check on a child.
Court documents state the Division of Family Services asked police check on a child at the home because of reports of bug infestation and trash.
The officer found Angela Haney, 30, outside the house with her 9-year-old son, according to court documents.
Haney told the officer she lived in the house with her four children, along with her cousin, Erica Stalker, Stalker's husband, Joseph, and the couple's five children.
The officer went into the house and was met with the twin odors of a dead animal and cat urine.