Elderly woman found locked in house
Authorities rescue an elderly woman in Nuevo Laredo, who they say was a prisoner in her own home.
The 72 year old woman named Consuelo, had been locked inside the home with no food, by her own family.
First responders had to cut the front gate lock and even break a window just to get to Consuelo.
Inside, emergency crews discovered the poor conditions she had been living in.
The bathroom hadn't been cleaned and the kitchen was filthy.
Authorities were able to find the woman's niece, who was supposed to be taking care of her.
The niece told authorities she would bring Consuelo food every three days.
That niece was taken into custody and is now behind bars.
Consuelo was taken a hospital and found to be dehydrated and malnourished.