Lived on Forest Hill Bl.
The prosecutor said Charlotte Danvers was well-known in the community and active in her church, where she volunteered as a crisis counselor for pregnant women.
Then she took in her daughter and son-in-law, who were living in a trailer in Nevada and fell on hard times. Things were all right until late 2008 or early 2009, when Jean Danvers’ husband died.
At the time, Matheson said, the elder woman was independent, though suffering from chronic, age-related ailments. She had seen a doctor in 2008 and showed no sign of injury.
Soon, Jean Danvers was refusing to allow her mother’s friends to visit and doctor’s visits stopped. She became her sole caregiver and contact, said Matheson.
When Jean Danvers called police to the house in 2009, she told them, “I battered my mother.”
Jean Danvers Guilty In Mother’s Death
Around eight last night, Pacific Grove Police responded to a medical emergency on the 2800 block of Forest Hill Boulevard. When Officers arrived, they found 96-year-old Charlotte Danvers lying on the floor, badly beaten. Police say she suffered traumatic injuries and died earlier this morning. Bill Speacht lives next door to the Danvers and he says this comes as a shock to the whole neighborhood.
“We did hear some screaming before and things like that, but I mean it wasn’t like a common occurrence, and that’s what I told police,” says Bill Speacht.
Police arrested Danvers’ daughter, 63-year-old Jean Danvers. Officers charged her with homicide and she was booked into the Monterey County Jail today. Neighbors say they didn’t know the family well.
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96 Year Old Woman Beaten To Death In P.G.