Press conference: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=688407481732145 For those unable to watch the press conference, Detective Superintendent Des Bray announces the death of Ann-Marie Smith is being investigated as a major crime. It is alleged that: * Ann-Marie had cerebral palsy. Her parents died several years ago. She was receiving care under a care package with the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). Ann-Marie's condition had deteriorated over the past number of years. She could not walk, use a wheelchair, or perform any self-care tasks. She was entirely reliant on paid carers funded through the NDIS. * At the time of Ann-Marie's death, her care was being provided by one carer (not named), employed by an agency paid by the NDIS. This carer was to attend the home for six hours a day, seven days a week. A gardener was also funded to care for the grounds of the house. * The home Ann-Marie lived in was her own home. She had lived there since 2009, initially with her parents and then lived alone there after they died. She had one brother who had not had contact with her for many years. Her next of kin was a friend who did not live in the area. * On 5th April, her carer called for an ambulance when she found Ann-Marie in a semi-conscious state. She was taken to hospital where on that day she underwent major surgery for severe pressure sores; her flesh was "rotting". She died the next day of septic shock and multi-organ failure, both caused by the severe pressure sores, issues relating to cerebral palsy, and she was also suffering from malnutrition. * It is alleged Ann-Marie was placed in a cane chair over a year ago and remained in this chair ever since, without being moved. That chair became her toilet, she suffered "disgusting and degrading conditions". Investigators found there was no fridge in the house and they could not locate any nutritional food. * This is expected to be a complex investigation. Police are relying on medical experts. A financial investigator has been engaged. Police will be seeking to determined who was playing a role, or supposed to be playing a role, in Ann-Marie's care leading to her death. Her death has been deemed preventable. * In response to one question from a reporter, Detective Superintendent Bray said it was not a matter of Ann-Marie being "found" in that condition, it is a matter of how Ann-Marie became so unwell when she was supposed to be receiving care from a carer seven days a week. * The police attended a home in Hectorville (Adelaide suburb) and interviewed the carer, seizing a number of items. News articles: Ann-Marie Smith death prompts demand for answers from federal and state authorities - ABC News https://7news.com.au/news/crime/maj...n-marie-smith-at-kensington-gardens-c-1039865 SA Police investigating death of woman in 'disgusting and degrading circumstances' - ABC News Integrity Care SA sacks Ann-Marie Smith's carer over 'serious misconduct' - ABC News 9News - Latest news and headlines from Australia and the world There are really two investigative threads. One is the criminal complaint the police are pursuing: has a crime or crimes been committed against Ann-Marie Smith. The second thread, which will be investigated by various agencies, is to examine the systemic failures that may have contributed to the death of this vulnerable woman.