Texas woman's dismembered body stuffed inside crate, figlio accusato di omicidio

I deputati della contea di Harris hanno eseguito un controllo del benessere giovedì dopo che i membri della famiglia hanno riferito di non aver sentito Lucila Barnes da martedì. Relatives had tried to reach her at her home but heard no word from the 72-year-old.

Robert Barnes has been charged with Murder and Tampering with a Corpse after deputies found his mother's body in a crate in his garage.

Robert Barnes has been charged with Murder and Tampering with a Corpse after deputies found his mother’s body in a crate in his garage. (Courtesy Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Robert Barnes, suo figlio, era “ostile” and wouldn’t allow deputies into his home. He allegedly brandished a gun at the deputies, il Star-Telegram segnalato.

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Due to conflicting stories from the son, deputies quickly obtained a search warrant and discovered a large amount of blood inside the home, department spokesperson Sgt. Jason Brown told reporters.

Homicide investigators found Lucila Barnes’ body inside a crate in the garage. She had been deadfor some timeand the cause of death was not yet clear, but the body had beendismembered.

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Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Lucila Barnes’ death wassad and horrific.

Robert Barnes, 36, was later charged with Murder and Tampering with a Corpse.

Authorities said that Robert confessed to the murder. He has largely cooperated with investigators following the discovery of his mother’s body.

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