Teen rushed to hospital, only weighed 47 pounds
DENVER – Police and the Colorado Department of Human Services are investigating after a 19-year-old weighing only 47 pounds was rushed to the hospital.
Around 11 p.m. on Monday, Denver Police say they went to a home on Inca Street near West 2nd Avenue to serve an arrest warrant in an unspecified case and that is when they found the woman.
Police say her condition was so alarming, they decided to get her immediate medical attention.
"She appeared to be really small and malnourished, so we just took the extra precautions for her safety to make sure she is going to be OK," said Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson.
The Department of Human Services says it is looking into the case, but will not say whether it is a situation of abuse or a health matter.
"We'll be talking with them. We will be talking with the family to find out: Is she eating? What is she doing?
That's all part of the investigation," said Jackson.
The teen is still at Denver Health Medical Center, but her condition is not being released.