A West Virginia man shot his mom and then set her remains inside a car on fire, police said.
This week, Johnny Dale Rogers II, 34, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in Clay County, West Virginia, according to WCHS. He is being held in jail without bond.
Officers found the remains of Darlene Faye Jackson, 65, in a burning car on April 20, according to WCHS.
Rogers initially told police he found the vehicle after his mom didn’t return home from doing errands, according to a police report obtained by the TV station.
The suspect said his mom dropped him off a few hours earlier so he could go turkey hunting. She was on her way to drop off food at another house, the son told police. Roger said he returned to his home but claimed he became worried when he couldn’t find her.
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Investigators spoke to a person at the other home who said they had no idea about a woman planning to drop off food, according to WCHS.
Police spoke again to Rogers and then he admitted to killing his mom, according to WCHS.
No motive for the alleged murder has been released.
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