A man has been arrested for charges related to the death of his mother, whose body was found decomposing for nearly a year in her Colorado home.
The victim’s son and caretaker, Jeffrey Apprill, has been charged with tampering with a body, exploitation of an at-risk person, caretaker neglect of an at-risk person and concealing a death, according to CBS Denver.
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered the body of Karen Apprill, 78, in her home in the 3900 block of Bosque Court during a welfare check on Aug. 28, 2020, CBS Denver reported.
Karen Apprill had reportedly not been seen for more than a week, and Jeffrey had been admitted to a local hospital.
Detectives got a search warrant for the home. Based on initial observations and found the deceased mom. Investigators believed Karen Apprill died seven to 10 months earlier, according to CBS Denver.
During the autopsy, investigators found signs of trauma before and after her death, CBS Denver reported.
Investigators were not able to determine the cause and manner of her death, according to CBS Denver.
However, they were able to establish probable cause to arrest Jeffrey Apprill on the charges.