Pearl Harbor Survivor is Improving

93-year-old Arnold Bauer was found living in squalor

By Michelle Wayland
|  Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011  |  Updated 6:01 PM PDT
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After allegations of elder neglect come to light involving 93-year old Pearl Harbor Survivor Arnold Bauer, a friend describes visiting the man and listening to the paid caretaker's instructions.

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There is some good news about a local 93-year-old Pearl Harbor vet who was recently found living in filthy conditions.

Arnold Bauer has been transferred from the V.A. Hospital in La Jolla to a local nursing home and his health is improving.

Bauer was found three weeks ago in his home on Euclid Avenue in unincorporated El Cajon. The home was filled with rat droppings, dirty dishes, overflowing sinks, non-working toilets and garbage.

The 93-year-old was sent to the V.A. Medical Center where it was discovered that he has prostate cancer and a severe urinary tract infection. He also suffers from dementia.

Sheriff's detectives arrested Bauer's caretaker, Milagros Angeles, 62, and charged her with elder abuse.

Angeles allegedly looted Bauer's bank accounts. She was wearing five layers of clothing when deputies arrested her, according to prosecutors. They say bundles of $100 bills were hidden inside each layer of clothing and she had a hidden money belt.

The prosecutor said there's evidence that the suspect sent money to banks in the Philippines.

At her arraignment, Angeles was ordered to have no contact with Bauer and to stay 100 yards away.

Bauer survived the Pearl Harbor attack, on board USS Vestal.

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