The Murder of Lacey Fletcher

Stacey Fletcher

On January 3, 2022, Lacey Fletcher, 36, was found deceased in her Louisiana home. Her parents, who failed to care for her medical condition, had left her to rot to death over the course of 12 years.

Sheila Fletcher called 911 on January 3, 2022, and told the operator her daughter stopped breathing. When police arrived at the scene, they found Lacey covered in fecal matters, maggots, insect bites; she only weighed 96 lbs. She was sitting on their couch in the home where she lived with her parents, Sheila and Clay Fletcher. The couch had a rotting hole in it from years or bodily fluids seeping into it. Lacey had “melted” on to the couch. News outlets reported that fecal matter had been shoved into her face, chest, and abdomen. Her hygiene was neglected, and her hair was badly matted and had maggots living within it.

Couch Lacey Fletcher was found on

The parents claim Lacey had extreme social anxiety since a teenager and had autism. Investigators have not confirmed what medical or mental health conditions Lacey may have had. According to news outlets. Her parents state it was her decision to stay on the couch and insisted on using the bathroom on the couch or a nearby towel. Sheila Fletcher told authorities that she did clean her daughter wounds regularly. Lacey’s bedsores went as deep as her bone in some areas.  

According to authorities, the family brought Lacey to multiple doctor appointments between 2000 and 2002, and had a single appointment in 2010, which would be the last time Lacey would see a doctor. The doctor in 2010 told the Fletchers that they should bring their daughter into a hospital for treatment, which they never did.   

Shelia Fletcher
Clay Fletcher
The cause of death occurred from severe medical neglect, which lead to chronic malnutrition, acute starvation, osteomyelitis (bone infection), which lead to sepsis.

On May 2, 2022, a grand jury saw it fit to charge both Shelia and Clay fletcher with second degree murder. They have both been released on $300,000 bond.

9 Comments

    • Destiny

      and people say gypsie rose had it worse no not at all Lacey it had it worse she didn’t have a chance at leaving her parents murdered her. Gypsie was never neglected by her mother she was fed yeah she was put on medication she didn’t need but at least she still seen a damn doctor Lacey didn’t see one for 12 years her parents could of took her to the damn car and drove her to the hospital like responsible parents but nope they didn’t. I hope they rot in hell

  • Holly

    Why on earth would you leave ur caught to die in the couch? The pictures were sad and her parents would have been kept in prison for the rest of their life. They knew their daughter was paralysed so why to on a vacation????

  • Tiffney

    They let her use the bathroom on a near by towel or just go on the couch? That’s absolutely disgusting. These are NOT parents. These are monsters! No parent would ever treat their child like this. I’m at a loss for words. I feel terrible for this women!! She didn’t deserve to die like this, and then monsters getting out?! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!
    We gotta do better people.

  • Kea

    Social anxiety (even extreme) and autism do NOT do this to someone. I do NOT believe she chose to sleep in excrement. Was she sedated repeatedly? There is a lot of missing information yet to be released.

    • The Real William Afton

      I think she may of have locked in syndrome… but that doesn’t make sense cause she talked to the parents, right? And of course social anxiety DEFINITELY doesn’t do that and also autism but like.. why did she stay on the couch.

  • Elissa Henkin

    Her parents deserve to rot in hell in prison and should be required to sleep on a bench riddled with feces. Death for these parents ,they should be hung on the gallos!

    P.S. I spent 30 years representing children with special needs ;against school districts) and I thought Inothing or no one could be
    So callous!

  • Hi

    Bro, why don’t you care for your kids? You were the ones who were like okay, let me have kids then NOT TAKE CARE OF THEM? Its truely your fault as parants for not helping your child that you had brought into this world. This is just horrible, disgusting, and horrifying to see parent neglect there children, adn when they have a disability too. This needs to stop, God didn’t make you parents to neglect your children, he made you parents to help and support your children. How will your kid feel when you make it to Heaven if you even do? (Btw this is for the parents yall don’t DESERVE to go to Heaven y’all need to go to HELL) But if you do make it to Heaven how will Lacey feel not having any good parents that neglect her, and don’t care for her. Rest in peace Lacey, stay safe and know that God is with you and your parents can’t hurt you now. Fly high with God and everyone else in Heaven. 😔🤧😖😰😥😓😢😭❤️❤️❤️❤️ Rest in peace ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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