Alabama State Officials Close the Case On Harper Lee

By Maryann Yin Comment

Harper Lee 200Harper Lee’s health has become the target of widespread scrutiny since the announcement of Go Set a Watchman. In response to claims of possible elder abuse, Alabama State Officials launched an investigation earlier this year.

The New York Times reports that the case “has been closed and no evidence of abuse or neglect had been found.” No details have been revealed the Alabama Human Resources Department is “prohibited by law from discussing the inquiry’s findings.”

The Alabama Securities Commission, one of the groups who also participated in this inquiry, had revealed their findings back in March and judged Lee to be mentally sound. Lee’s literary agent, Andrew Nurnberg, issued a public statement around the same time to denounce the accusations.