Thursday, 6 September 2012
Deaf and mute man was locked in a basement for FOUR MONTHS
While his captor stole his Social Security checks Police found William Richardson, 63, locked in the basement of a South Philadelphia home, malnourished and beaten in a room with only a bed, a chair and a makeshift commode. His captor allegedly repeatedly threatened the deaf and mute Mr Richardson, forcing him to sign for his Social Security checks and then stealing the money for himself for four months.
Young allegedly kidnapped Mr Richardson at his place of work on Washington Avenue, where he was a handyman at a plumbing company. He went missing in April of this year and was discovered Sunday night.