Son arrested after woman’s body found in Cypress area

Deputies say they tried to do a welfare examine on Wednesday night time however the sufferer’s son got here out brandishing a handgun and was uncooperative.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A person is accused of killing his mom and putting her dismembered stays inside a picket crate at a house in northwest Harris County, in line with the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez mentioned the son, 36-year-old Robert Barnes, has been arrested and charged with homicide and tampering with a corpse following the loss of life of Lucila Barnes, 72.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office mentioned the sufferer’s dismembered body was found Thursday morning contained in the storage of a house in the 11100 block of Cactus Point Circle after relative requested a welfare examine.

HCSO first responded to the house about 9 p.m. the night time earlier than. Family members informed deputies that Lucila Barnes had not been seen or heard from in two days.

Investigators mentioned the household went to the sufferer’s residence, the place they are saying her Robert Barnes confronted them with a rifle. He additionally refused to let the family inside the house, deputies mentioned.

The sheriff’s mentioned the son was uncooperative and gave investigators conflicting tales. They obtained a search warrant and returned to the house with it Thursday. That’s once they found numerous blood and the sufferer’s stays.

According to the sheriff’s office, the Robert Barnes has admitted to killing his mom and dismembering her body. 

He is presently in custody on the Harris County Jail.

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