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NEW DETAILS: Hephzibah women arrested for living with dead man


On the door of the mobile home where deputies discovered 22-year-old Robin Adam's body, there was a notice Monday, a reminder of what deputies found Friday.

"It's hard to believe, to just have this right here on James Drive. You see it on TV every day and you hear it about it in movies and stuff, for this to happen it's devastating," said neighbor Georgia Golden.

According to investigators, Adams had been dead for so long, his body was beginning to mummify.

Investigators say Adams had a variety of medical conditions which caused him to function as an invalid with the mental capacity of an infant.

His mother, Angela Mercer and his sister, Deaidra Motley were arrested and charged with concealing his death.

At the home we found a Dispossessorary Affidavit stating Mercer owes close to a thousand dollars after falling behind on rent for four months. We reached out to the landlord and received no response. 

Mercer must appear at the Judicial Center or respond to the court by next Monday, according to the affidavit.

Golden said from now on she'll check in with her neighbors more often, "We need to watch our people that we see every day, like my neighbor next door. After so many days I'll inquire about him so we need to inquire about each other and make sure they're safe in their homes."

The Richmond County Coroner's Office says the autopsy on the body should be completed in three to four weeks. When those results are in, investigators say there could be more charges.

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