BREAKING: Man arrested for murder of his 70-year-old mother in Mobile

UPDATE (2:30PM): News 5 is told the 70-year-old woman’s son has been arrested for the murder on Cottage Hill Road. Carrol Croucher’s body was found inside the home Friday morning. 47-year-old Joseph Wood has been arrested and charged with murder. The woman appeared to have blunt force trauma. Police say that trauma came at the hands of her own son. Police tell News 5 that the son is cooperating with investigators and answering their questions. Police would not say exactly how the mother was killed or if her son used a weapon.

MOBILE, AL (WKRG) – Mobile Police are investigating the suspicious death of an elderly woman on Cottage Hill Road near Kasserine Pass.

Patrol officers responded to the home around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

“We’re canvassing the neighborhood, questioning residents, seeing if they can provide information to aid us in our investigation,” Lt. Charles Bagsby said.

Police would not elaborate on why they are calling the death suspicious. They also would not comment on how the woman died or whether there signs of forced entry into the home.

“We have the best investigators in the city, and we do everything that we do to bring our cases to a resolution for our families and for the community,” Lt. Bagsby said.

News 5’s Cameron Edgeworth is on the scene and will have a LIVE report on News 5 at 5 p.m.


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