A 26-year-old Coeur d’Alene woman was arrested Sunday on two counts of felony injury to a child after police found her two children living in filthy, unhealthy conditions in Coeur d’Alene.Sgt. Christie Wood of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department told Hagadone News Network, “The conditions have never been this severe.” Police found Elizabeth C. Crossley’s twin 2-year-old girls living in an apartment with a large number of cats and two dogs, and garbage and clutter strewn about, including dirty diapers. Fecal matter was smeared on walls. Urine and feces soaked in and covered the carpet, and the smell of human waste was overpowering to investigators, she said. The stuffed toys the girls clutched also were smeared in feces. Rotten food was in the kitchen, on the stove and counters at the apartment at 1201 N. Lincoln Way, Wood said. “They had bruising on various parts of their bodies and open sores,” she said. “Both girls had dried fecal matter caked on their head, arms, legs, hands, and feet.”
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