Woman, 39, is rescued after being chained and tied in a dingy metal cell at her mother’s home for 20 YEARS
Police rescued Rosinalva da Silva from the Espírito Santo, Brazil, home where her mother kept her imprisoned for 20 years
The 39-year-old woman was found with her feet chained and hands tied after police raided the residence on Thursday
Brazilian cops arrested ‘drunk’ mom after raiding property where daughter was held captive
Paramedics rushed her to the Regional Hospital, where she remains under observation and being treated for dehydration and severe malnutrition
Victim’s mother reportedly kept her locked inside the home in response to the mental health crises she battled after losing two children decades ago
A disheveled woman has been rescued Thursday by police after being held captive in a dingy metal cell at her mother’s home for 20 years.
Rosinalva da Silva was rescued from unlawful incarceration in her mother’s home in in Espírito Santo, located in southeastern Brazil along the country’s Atlantic coast.
Police said the 39-year-old woman was found chained and tied inside a room, where she was kept there against her will for 20 years
da Silva was found in a dark bedroom with her feet chained and her hands tied when the rescue party arrived.
Her mother, whose name has not been released, reportedly, was under the influence of alcohol when the cops raided the residence and arrested her, Civil Police chief Carlos Braga said.
A man, whose name has not been released to the public, was also taken into custody.
Footage of the rescue showed cops entering the property and walking through a metal cell door – where they located the woman in a room where the only light came through a glass window.
da Silva was then escorted out of the home while holding on the set of chain that kept her from fleeing for two decades.
Authorities said da Silva was dehydrated and hungry when they discovered her holed up inside the makeshift cell.
Paramedics rushed her to Regional Hospital, where she remains under observation and being treated for severe malnutrition.
Brazilian law enforcement Thursday ended the incarceration of Rosinalva da Silva in her mother’s home in in Espírito Santo, where she was kept locked inside a room for 20 years.
Authorities said the 39-year-old woman had suffered a breakdown following the loss of her two children.
In the rescue footage, a police officer is seen walking through a door constructed with steel bars, reminiscent of a jail cell, that kept Rosinalva da Silva from escaping the room in her home where he mother kept her imprisoned for 20 years.
She was then escorted into an ambulance and transported to the Regional Hospital in Espírito Santo, Brazil. Doctors have been treating her for malnourishment
The 39-year-old victim’s mother reportedly kept her locked inside the home in response to the mental health crises she battled after losing two children decades ago.
Police said that the mother chained Rosinalva and locked her in the room because it was ‘the only way’ to handle her aggressiveness.
It is not clear what prompted authorities to raid the home, but Police are investigating whether other people could be held responsible for detaining da Silva.