Man Accused Of Murdering His Mother And Putting Her Body In Freezer

MAYWOOD (CBS) —  A 19-year-old male allegedly killed his mother and put her remains in the freezer in their Maywood apartment before telling police about the crime and leading them to her body.

The body was discovered around 2 p.m. in the 5600 block of Maywood Avenue, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities told Dave Lopez, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, that a man, described as a male Hispanic, walked into a police station and told them he committed a murder and where to find the body.

The suspect is in custody.

It is not known when the murder took place or how the victim died.

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