Son Charged With Neglect in Elderly Mother's Death

88-year-old woman was found dead in her home in Somerset, Mass.

An 88-year-old woman has been found dead in her home in Somerset, Massachusetts and police have charged her son with neglect in her death.

Somerset police responded to Sophie Kostek's home on Wilbur Avenue on Thursday after receiving a request to check her well-being. Authorities entered the house and found her body.

Kostek's son, 62-year-old Michael Kostek of Somerset, was detained and charged with wantonly and recklessly permitting serious bodily injury to an elderly person. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Fall River District Court.

Authorities declined to release any other information, saying the investigation by Somerset police, state police and state prosecutors is ongoing.

It's not clear if Michael Kostek has a lawyer. 

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