Breaking News Bar
updated: 7/26/2012 12:38 PM

Algonquin teen abandoned in Tenn. returning

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Lynn Cameron

      Lynn Cameron
    WVLT-TV, Knoxville, TN

 
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- An East Tennessee judge has agreed to send an adult teen, abandoned by her mother in a bar, back to her Algonquin home.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel Judge John McAfee ruled for Campbell County Chancery Court on Wednesday that Illinois officials will assume custody of 19-year-old Lynn Cameron.

The intellectually disabled teen was left in a Caryville bar June 28. Eva Cameron told police that she left her daughter because "she couldn't handle her anymore."

McAfee noted that Illinois officials have found a suitable placement for Lynn Cameron that will provide appropriate services to her.

Eva Cameron told police she couldn't take care of both Lynn and a younger daughter, who is also disabled. No charges were filed.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.