4 children found living with mother’s dead body for over a year in Nashville

The woman’s remains were sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy


As per the reports, Nashville Police officials found Laronda Jolly’s body last Wednesday in her bed with clothes piled on top of her. The body was in a significant state of decomposition, deputies said.

for over a year in Nashville

While investigating officials found Laronda lived in the apartment with her four adult children, all of which are intellectually disabled.

“My niece said ‘Yes my momma’s body is upstairs in the bed.’ They went up, removed some of the clothing and uncovered a foot. And that’s when they told everybody back out.”, said Anthony Jolly, Laronda Jolly’s brother. He said he had been trying to get in touch with his sister for months and had a welfare check completed, which turned up empty.

“I started going down there, and my nieces and nephews would say ‘Well she’s asleep. You can’t see her right now’…I would say ‘Well all I want to do is see my sister. If I can just see her face I’ll be fine and I’ll leave you alone’,” said Anthony.

Anthony said he had to “love her from a distance”, explaining his relationship with his sister Laronda. He said he and his sister had a complicated relationship due to childhood trauma.


Anthony added, “Last time I spoke with her was well over two years ago but every time I would call it was a bogus phone call, it wasn’t my sister.” He believes it may have been one of his nieces impersonating their mother. “They lied every time. They would not tell me the truth.” “For them to stay in that apartment with your own mother’s decaying body, I can’t understand it and I guess I never will understand it.”

Laronda’s remains were sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. “We want to know what happened to her. We want to know the cause of death if they can determine the cause of death,” said Anthony.

Reports say The Nashville Inner City Ministry is working with her children to find housing for them.


MORE NEWS:Orange County woman in labor stops to vote


Written by Charles Stillwater

Mr. Charles has worked with BBC for several years before joining as chief editor for Orlando Solution. He is a father of two beautiful daughters and currently living in the beautiful city of Orlando. He likes to play basketball in his free time.


Leave a Reply
  1. Those so called grown children should changed with many different crimes. Abuse of a corpse for starter’s, failure to report a death just to name a few.🙈🙉🙊☻🤡

    • Ayden even tho what her adult children did was wrong it is also wrong to say that someone is retarded, Maybe you need to go back to school to brush up on the way you speak about someones intellectual disabilities.Its not nice to call someone retarded.Its called ….mentally challenged….I hope in the future you learn how to speak about someones mental disabilites.You know these people could come back and call you names..I am just wondering how that would make you feel about yoursel?????? Oh and because they were mentally disabled it does not mean they were RETARDED AS YOU SAY……

    • They may not have been able to think on an adult level but even a child should have known mommy isn’t moving. They found a way to eat for a year and lie on the phone. It’s a strange story.

  2. It is written these adult kids we’re intellectually disabled all four. Whats mind boggling to me is who came up with the idea of just to cover up her body with clothes an just let her body just decompose like that an pretend to be her when her brother calls for her. I hope her Brother gets an answer to his sister untimely death. God Bless!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

A child and woman killed in Marion County crash 2

A child and woman killed in Marion County crash

Florida State University student killed in deadly Tallahassee crash 3

Florida State University student killed in deadly Tallahassee crash