Lacey Ellen Fletcher, who was found dead FUSED to couch, was last seen outdoors 15 years ago!

Lacey's parents Clay and Sheila Fletcher, both 64, were charged with second-degree murder

                            Lacey Ellen Fletcher, who was found dead FUSED to couch, was last seen outdoors 15 years ago!
Clay and Sheila Fletcher have been charged with second-degree murder after their daughter's horrifying death (Photo: Facebook/East Feliciana Parish Coroner/Handout)

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: The news of an autistic Louisiana woman who was found dead tied to her sofa and covered with excrement shocked the community. Clay and Sheila Fletcher, parents of 36-year-old Lacey Fletcher, have been charged with her second-degree murder. In a recently revealed detail, reported that Lacey was last seen alive in public approximately 15 years ago exercising outside her house.

Lacey Ellen Fletcher was last seen lifting modest weights when she was around 21 years old, according to close neighbor Robert Blades, 59. According to Blades, Lacey was "just a fun, normal kid" before she became more alienated from her neighborhood pals around the age of 14. He said, “When I saw her that last time, she appeared fairly physically normal,” adding, “She was always pretty thin and she was exercising in the road with those small weights you carry.” He continued, “'I'd see her a few times, gently getting some exercise in the roadway. I didn't say anything to her that final time, there was no reason to.”


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Blades also said that he asked Clay Fletcher about his daughter's whereabouts around five years ago. Blades said, “I asked Clay because I hadn't seen her for so long. I actually thought maybe she got married and moved on,” adding, “I said, how is Lacey? How's she doing? Has she moved off? Went to college or what?” Apparently, Clay replied, “Oh no, she's still here. She's fine.” before changing the subject. Blades continued, “I just took him at his word. I had absolutely no suspicions about what actually happened at that house over the road from us. No alerts, nothing.”

Lacey Ellen Fletcher was found dead fused to a sofa she was tied to for 12 years. (Photo: Handout)


Lacey vanished from view in the small Louisiana town where she died in January at the age of 36. She was found as a malnourished feces-smeared body that wore a hole in a sofa on which she had sat for 12 years. Following a grand jury investigation at the courthouse in nearby Clinton, her parents Clay and Sheila Fletcher, both 64, were charged with second-degree murder and face life in prison without parole. Hours after the decision, the couple was arrested, but they were released from East Feliciana Parish Jail when a judge set a $300,000 bond for each of them.

The parents of Lacey Fletcher, Sheila and Clay Fletcher. (Facebook)


News of the terrible tragedy took Twitter by shock. One person wrote, “This story on Lacey Fletcher makes me unbearably angry and horrified. Imagine being in such a state of mental decline and your own parents let you die, in their home, in front of their own eyes, slowly and for 12 years, in such a terrible way. 😞” Another tweet read, “i just read an article about lacey fletcher of slaughter, louisiana.. yeah her parents are going to jail for the rest of their lives and then immediately to hell. the amount of neglect that disabled people go through at the hands of not only medical but familial.. it’s appalling.” One user said, “// ableism, neglect, abuse, death - lacey fletcher deserved her life. her parents are absolutely disgusting humans. they deserve to never be let out of prison for neglecting their child. this case effects disabled people so much.”




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