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4th arrest made in Philadelphia basement case

4th person arrested after 4 mentally disabled people found locked in Philadelphia basement By The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ' Philadelphia police say they have made a fourth arrest in a horrific case in which four mentally disabled people were found locked up in a basement, allegedly so their captors could cash their Social Security checks.

Officer Christine O'Brien, a department spokeswoman, says a daughter of alleged ringleader Linda Weston was arrested early Wednesday.

O'Brien says detectives had been interviewing the daughter about the case and she was put under arrest around 3:45 a.m.



Police are not releasing her name, but say she will face similar charges as the other three arrested.

The 51-year-old Weston was charged Monday with kidnapping, false imprisonment and other offenses after her landlord stumbled on the four adults, all weak and malnourished, in a dank, foul-smelling boiler room over the weekend.


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