가족 구성원이 화요일 이후 Lucila Barnes로부터 소식을 듣지 못했다고 보고한 후 Harris 카운티 대리인은 목요일 복지 점검을 수행했습니다.. Relatives had tried to reach her at her home but heard no word from the 72-year-old.
Robert Barnes, her son, 였다 “hostile” and wouldn’t allow deputies into his home. He allegedly brandished a gun at the deputies, 그만큼 Star-Telegram 신고.
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 dead “몇 시간 동안” and the cause of death was not yet clear, but the body had been “dismembered.”
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Lucila Barnes’ death was “sad 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.