On June 28, Eva Cameron, 45, left her 19-year-old daughter, Lynn Cameron, at the Big Orange Bar in Caryville. Eva Cameron brought her to Tennessee from Algonquin, Illinois. Because of her severe mental impairment and lack of any form of identification Lynn was unable to give authorities any clue as to who she was or where she was from. Ten days after she was dropped off someone saw her picture on the internet and informed the Caryville Police Department of who she was and where she was from.
After being placed temporarily in the custody of the state of Tennessee she was cared for until a facility in Illinois could be prepared for her. Lynn Cameron is now back in the care of her home state.
At first the district attorney’s office said that because Lynn Cameron had not been physically harmed nor suffered any immediate or irreparable harm by being abandoned, her mother’s actions did not break the law. Now they are looking into potentially indicting Eva Cameron on charges of elder abuse because those laws include neglect and exploitation of impaired adults.
The case will be presented at the August 10th session of the Campbell County Grand Jury. In addition to this Illinois authorities are also investigating Eva Cameron. Possible charges, if any, are still to be determined by the state of Illinois.