Oklahoma mother accused of Munchausen by proxy found dead in cell
TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman who was accused of child neglect earlier this month has been found dead.
According to KJRH, doctors became suspicious after Caitlin Lewis continued to bring her 3-year-old to hospitals for treatment.
Lewis was eventually arrested on a complaint of child neglect or Munchausen by proxy. Munchausen by proxy is a form of child abuse that involves the “exaggeration or fabrication” of an illness by a caregiver.
This week, Lewis was found dead in her cell.
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office tells KJRH that Lewis likely hanged herself.