Report: Estates woman accused of killing dad also might have abused mom
A Golden Gate Estates woman accused of shooting her father and living with the body for days in their home also might have abused her mother, according to a call to the Collier County Sheriff's Office released Tuesday.
Rocquel Priser, 38, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing her father, Rocky Priser. She faces charges of murder and committing a felony with a firearm.
Two calls to the Sheriff's Office and incident report from the agency outline more details leading to the discovery of Rocky Priser's body.
On July 3, Rocquel Priser called 911 requesting an ambulance for her mother, who suffered from diabetes and had fallen in the woods behind their home on Fourth Avenue Southeast.
On July 5, a manager at Physicians Regional Medical Center-Pine Ridge called the Sheriff's Office to report a possible case of elder abuse. The manager told a dispatcher a patient said her daughter had been abusing her.
"Our physicians seem to think we need to call you," the staff member told the dispatcher.
Deputies met with Susan Priser, Rocquel Priser's mother. Susan Priser asked for a welfare check on her husband and daughter at their home, according to a Sheriff's Office report. The woman did not tell deputies at the time about her husband's killing. She later told authorities she was in the home when her daughter shot Rocky Priser, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Call to Sheriff's Office: Possible elder abuse case call July 5
It was not clear whether Susan Priser talked to deputies about the alleged abuse.
Deputies went to the Priser home and saw someone peek out from a west side door of the house.
"The person quickly shut the door and turned off the lights," a Sheriff's Office report reads.
Deputies called out for whoever was in the house and received no response. One deputy stayed at the front of the house, according to an incident report, and another went around the back. One of the deputies saw all the windows and doors were covered and knocked on a bedroom window at the east side of the house.
A woman, later identified as Rocquel Priser, went to a front window and yelled out to ask what deputies wanted. The woman peered out from the side of vertical blinds covering the windows, the report states, and did not allow deputies to see inside the home.
Rocquel Priser at first identified herself to deputies as Sherry. Deputies told her they wanted to check on the well-being of everyone in the house, but the woman would not confirm or deny that anyone else was at the home, the report states.
Through the window, Rocquel Priser told deputies her mother ran into the woods naked "a couple nights ago" and was in a hospital.
After about two hours of talking to Rocquel Priser, deputies went into the house through a rear sliding glass door, the report states. Deputies escorted her out of the house and found a body wrapped in cloth, according to Sheriff's Office reports.
The incident report described Rocquel Priser's teeth as "dirty/decayed," her speech as raspy and her appearance as "dirty/unkempt."
911 call: Medical call received on July 3
Deputies interviewed Susan Priser after finding the body. She told deputies she saw her daughter shoot Rocky Priser on July 1. He was walking down a hallway behind his wife when Rocquel Priser shot him in the head from behind, an arrest report states.
Susan Priser told deputies she "escaped" from the home July 3 and fled into the wooded area behind the house because she was in fear of her life, according to the report.
Susan Priser told investigators her daughter said not to call the police; she didn't make an immediate report because she was in fear, the arrest report states.
Sheriff's Office records show deputies were called to the home nine times between June 2014 and this month. No other calls for service were received for that home in the past 10 years.
The calls for service were dispatched as noise complaints, medical emergencies, legal advice and suspicious incidents. None of those calls generated a written incident report, according to the Sheriff's Office. The only incident that generated written reports was the homicide investigation.
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