A 25-YEAR-old has been arrested after his mother’s dismembered body was found in a dumpster at the apartment complex where they lived in California.
The suspect, David M. Hoetzlein, was taken into custody on Saturday by the Ventura County Sheriff in connection with his mother’s death.
Hoetzlein was arrested one day after local authorities discovered the dismembered body of his mother, 62-year-old Tomoko Hoetzlein, the .
Tomoko’s dead body was found by law enforcement on Friday morning after receiving reports about human remains at the complex.
Hoetzlein was quickly identified by authorities as a suspect in his mother’s death in the city of Camarillo.
Since his Saturday afternoon arrest, Hoetzlein has been detained at the Ventura County jail with a $3 million bond, according to the VC Star.
As of Saturday evening, the nature of the criminal charges Hoetzlein is facing remained unclear.
The 25-year-old will not be charged until a court hearing on Tuesday.
Ventura County Sheriff’s office has said it is investigating Tomoko’s death as a homicide, but the district attorney's office has not released details on the charges.
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This is not the first time this year that a son has ben accused of killing their parent in Ventura County.
There have been five homicides recorded there so far in 2021.
According to , three of the homicides being investigated by the Sheriff's office involve male children murdering their parents.
The Tuesday hearing will mark Hoetzlein’s first court appearance for the case.
Ventura County’s District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case.