Dozens of cats found in home with woman's body

HAMPTON, Va. – Fire investigators in Hampton, Virginia say they discovered more than 50 cats at a home where a 91-year-old woman was found dead Monday.

Sgt. Matt Bond, with the Hampton Police Division, says someone asked officers to check the welfare of the homeowner around 2:40 p.m. When officers got the home, they found the 91-year-old homeowner dead inside and dozens of cats nearby.

Craig Topping, a battalion chief with the Hampton Fire Department, says there is a hole in the first floor of the home, which allowed the cats to come and go from the residence.

"I knew that she would feed the cats, and I also knew she would leave different stuff outside for the cats," said Kenneth Hinton, who has lived next door to the woman for 27 years. "I didn't have a clue she had the cats living in the residence with her."

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