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Hearing delayed in case of mummified Georgetown woman

GEORGETOWN — The man whose sister's mummified body was found in the trunk of his car last year appeared in Scott Circuit Court for a status hearing Friday. The hearing was rescheduled because his lawyers are waiting for medical records.

Timothy Allen Brown, 30, pleaded not guilty to charges last month. Brown was arrested in October after police found the badly decomposed body of his sister, Penny Michelle Brown, in the trunk of her brother's car.

He was charged with abuse or neglect of an adult, interstate flight to avoid prosecution, tampering with physical evidence, eight counts of theft over $300, endangering the welfare of a minor and abuse of a corpse. Investigators said Brown had been cashing his wheelchair-dependant sister's Social Security Income checks, which totaled about $600 to $700 each month.

Brown's appearance in court Friday was brief, and lawyers did not explain the nature of the records that had not yet been received.

The status hearing was rescheduled for April 3.