Elderly couple living in condemned Marshall-Shadeland home forced to leave

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PITTSBURGH - An elderly couple who was living in a condemned Marshall-Shadeland home for nearly 10 years was forced to leave this week.

Neighbors said the house is dangerous and something should have been done to help the couple a lot sooner.

Dorothy Stephens has been living in the home on Geyer Avenue with her husband for a decade –- even after officials deemed the home too dangerous.

"It's in dangerous condition for some people to be living in there," said neighbor Sommer Bernard.

City officials forced Stephens, her husband and three pets from the home on Tuesday. Channel 11's Dave Bondy reported that the top floor of the house appears to be caving in.

"Say we had a blizzard and we got a couple inches and it just sat up on that roof. It can cave in anytime and they are in there. Just imagine all that stuff…bricks, glass, flying on them," Bernard said.

Stephens said city officials will permit her to go back inside to get some belongings. Bondy could not confirm if the home will be demolished.