Wife dies, wheelchair bound husband found on floor

INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) - A woman was found dead in her apartment Monday morning, and her wheelchair-bound husband was found lying on the floor in another room and unable to get up. The couple is in their 40's.

Independence Police say that a caregiver went to check on the couple Monday morning in Independence at Aspen Drive apartment complex and reported the situation.

According to police, the woman died of natural causes. The man, who had medical problems, fell in the bathroom overnight. It is not sure if his wife died before or after his fall.

The man was taken to the hospital for his injuries. Police say the wife also had medical problems.

The family has asked that the names of the people involved to not be released.

There is no criminal investigation in this case.

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