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'She locked the front door': Aaron Carter's 'hysterical' house sitter refused to let medically trained neighbors in

The woman, according to Cheval, was hysterical and foaming at the mouth on both sides and he asked the house sitter If she needed help
Aaron Carter's house sitter refused medical help for the singer (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Aaron Carter's house sitter refused medical help for the singer (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Singer Aaron Carter was tragically found dead at his residence in Lancaster inside a bathtub on Saturday, November 5. A news report by Daily Mail reveals that if Carter's "hysterical" house sitter in his $800,000 California home had permitted a medically qualified couple inside, the singer might have been rescued. However, when she saw the former child star in his bathtub, the woman instead hesitated to allow the neighbors inside.

Anthony and Amanda Cheval hurried to Carter's house on Saturday at 11 am after receiving a 911 call on their police scanner. To try to rescue him, Amanda, a registered nurse, dashed across the street from their house while holding their automated external defibrillator pack. Anthony, a 45-year-old corporate safety manager who also trains CPR and works for a nearby news organization, spoke to DailyMail outside the singer's home. He said, "I heard them call out a 927D – code for a possible dead body – for Aaron Carter’s address. He added, "I knocked on the door several times. Finally after a few minutes, a black female answered the door."


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The woman, according to Cheval, was hysterical and foaming at the mouth on both sides and he asked the house sitter If she needed help. He said, "But the house sitter was screaming: "He’s gone, he’s dead, he’s gone." She kept screaming that over and over." Cheval also asked her to allow them inside, "Let us help you, let us try. My wife is a registered nurse, let her help." The house sitter, who he called "hysterical," however, screamed at them, "I can't let you in," and refused to let them in. "She locked the front door, and I could hear her running away from the door," reported Daily Mail. When LA County Sheriff Deputies came on the scene a short while later, Amanda Cheval, 30, who was standing outside by the sidewalk in front of the Carter home, told the officers about the woman who had responded to the door. They began to pound on the door while shouting that they were from the sheriff's department. Eventually, the same woman answered it, but she didn't fully open it because she was pressing her body up against the door and blocking access to the inside.

Amanda said, "But the sheriff’s deputies pushed past her and ran inside the house. Minutes later they exited the house, but not with the same urgent demeanor they had going in. At that point, I thought whoever it was inside there is dead. Then minutes later the local ambulance company arrived at the scene and quickly took out their stretcher and wheeled it to the front door. But a few minutes later they left the house with an empty stretcher."

Cheval claimed that he didn't recognize it was Aaron Carter inside the house until Melanie Martin, Carter's on-off girlfriend and the mother of his child, arrived at the location in tears. Daily Mail report says that the police officials referred to the woman as a "house sitter." and they haven't revealed her identity.

Cheval remains perplexed by the house sitter's behavior. He stated, "You need help and someone who has medical training is offering to help you and you are turned away. It just doesn’t make sense." He told Daily Mail, "I’ve never seen this woman before in my life, Aaron had a few regular people who came by but I have no idea who she is."

She was wearing white jeans and a black long-sleeve blouse, according to Cheval, when the house sitter opened the door and when he observed her outside in the front yard with sheriff's deputies. Sheriff's deputies were carrying a rolling baggage suitcase when she finally left Carter's house with police later that afternoon. By that time, she had changed into red tights and was sporting a red printed dress with a dark vest. A sheriff's officer arrived with a brown paper bag filled with evidence after she had already left. He is unsure if her original clothing was in the brown paper bag or something else, reports Daily Mail. He said, "It would be strange for someone randomly to change their clothing before going with the police."