BELLEVILLE, Il. (AP/KMOV) -- The daughters of a Belleville nursing home patient who went missing and was found dead in a nearby creek say they hope to prevent a similar event from happening again.
Terri Dancy and Linda Woods are the daughters of 75-year-old Aubrey Giles. Giles was reported missing from Midwest Rehabilitation and Respiratory Care on Saturday night. Authorities searched for him with K-9 and air units. His body was found Monday morning partially submerged in a creek. He suffered from dementia and heart disease.
Illinois Health Department records show a string of problems at the center where Giles was staying at. Nine complaints, ranging from neglect and sanitary conditions to poor nutrition, were made against Midwest Rehabilitation and Respiratory Care in 2011. One patient reportedly lost 30 pounds within four months of admission. There are no reports of “elopements,” the term used when patients leave the center such as Giles.
The women said Thursday that they wanted to thank Belleville police and other law enforcement who searched for their father. The family's attorney, Staci Yandle, says her office is working with authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding Giles disappearance.