Lynn Cameron, 19, mentally disabled was allegedly left at a bar by her mother. Screen shot via CLTV.
Tennessee police are saying a mother from Algonquin, Illinois, allegedly left her mentally disabled daughter, Lynn Cameron, at a bar in Tennessee two weeks ago and then took off. Police were trying to find the girl’s family after staff alerted the police that the 19-year-old was left there by herself. Lynn reportedly has the cognitive abilities of a toddler. The teen is not able to be left alone.
After police distributed photos, the teen was recognized by somebody on Facebook who reported the girl’s mother’s in.
The mother, Eva Cameron, was tracked down in northwestern Illinois and told police that she didn’t abandon the girl. She claimed she left the girl there on purpose because she couldn’t care for her any longer.
Eva told CLTV News, “When I didn’t get the help I needed in Illinois, someone from the church said why don’t you go down to Tennessee, they have a better healthcare system and then she became a Jane Doe and it wasn’t supposed to happen that way.”
Police say Eva will not be charged because her daughter is legally an adult. Lynn is being turned over to state authorities and will become a ward of the state.
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