A Georgetown man arrested Tuesday after police found the mummified remains of his disabled sister in the trunk of his car will be extradited to Kentucky.
Timothy Allen Brown, 30, signed a waiver of extradition Thursday, said Jim Michaels, assistant circuit attorney for the city of St. Louis. "He is going back to the state of Kentucky."
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The severely decomposed body of Penny Michelle Brown, 31, was discovered Oct. 24 by Georgetown police in the trunk of her brother's 1998 Chevy Malibu, which had been towed from St. Louis.
Georgetown police think Penny Brown, who checked out of the Georgetown Healthcare Center and returned to the apartment she shared with Timothy Brown, has been dead for two years.
Penny Brown had stopped using her food stamps and she didn't use her medical card after she left Georgetown Healthcare.
Investigators say Timothy Brown had been cashing his disabled sister's Social Security Income checks, which were between $600 and $700 a month.
Timothy Brown was arrested Tuesday night in a St. Louis library. He has been charged with abuse or neglect of an adult and interstate flight to avoid prosecution.
Timothy Brown appeared before Judge Calea Stovall-Reid of the Circuit Court for the 22nd Judicial Circuit for the city of St. Louis Thursday afternoon, Michaels said.
Michaels said Timothy Brown did not speak at the hearing. He was given the opportunity to waive extradition, and he did, Michaels said.
Michaels did not know when Timothy Brown would be extradited. Georgetown police will bring him back.
Georgetown police chief Greg Reeves and Capt. Ronnie Wagoner could not be reached for comment.