January 26, 2011 (El Cajon) – San Diego Sheriff’s deputies discovered a 93-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor living in “filth and squalor” in the 2000 block of Euclid Avenue in an unincorporated area of El Cajon. When deputies arrived yesterday, the veteran was holding a photograph of the ship on which he had served, the U.S.S. Vestal AR-4, which had been anchored next to the U.S.S. Arizona during the World War II attack.
Detectives arrested a live-in paid caretaker, Milagros Angeles, 62, for elder abuse.
In addition to the neglect, detectives discovered thousands of dollars of financial abuse committed by the caretaker and placed her under arrest. The exact amount stolen from the victim is currently undetermined, however Angeles was employed by the victim for three years. Angeles was booked into county jail; her bail is $100,000 and arraignment is set for Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in El Cajon.