CARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee said a woman from Illinois will not be charged for abandoning her 19-year-old daughter who has mental disabilities at a bar in East Tennessee last month.
Lynn Cameron was found at a bar in Caryville on June 28. Caryville Assistant Police Chief Stephanie Smith told The Knoxville News Sentinel that the teenager has a limited vocabulary and couldn't provide her name or address.
Smith said the woman's mother, Eva Cameron of Algonquin, Illinois, returned to Tennessee on Tuesday and told police that she left her daughter because "she couldn't handle her anymore."
Smith said Eva Cameron will not be criminally charged because her daughter is over 18 years old and her mother is not her legal guardian. The teenager is now in state custody.
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