Erie County Deputy Coroner Korac Timon says 74-year-old Herbert Walden
likely died of a heart attack in Albion, several days before his body was
found Saturday. His 94-year-old mother, Jane Walden, was also found dead.
The coroner says Jane Walden likely died of dehydration sometime after her
son died. The woman relied on her son's care and their trash-filled home
didn't have running water.
Joe Grisanti, executive director of the Human Society of Northwestern
Pennsylvania, says crews removed a dozen cats from the home on Tuesday. They
also found four more dead cats and a dead dog in the residence.