Officials: Woman, 2 children found suffering severe neglect

A 27-year-old woman found in a waste-filled bathtub

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A 30-year-old Blue Springs man is facing charges after officials say they found his girlfriend and their two children suffering from severe neglect. Blue Springs police say they found a 27-year-old woman in a waste-filled bathtub on Friday. A probable cause statement says officers did not see the two girls at that time but found them on a second stop at the house. They were described as extremely malnourished and said they had been locked in a closet. The man told investigators he left the woman in the tub while he worked because she has multiple sclerosis.