The body of the 90-year-old woman missing from the scene of a Sunday night homicide in Utica was found on Monday, buried in a shallow grave in Clayville, according to local law
The suspect in the now double homicide is in a medically-induced coma at a local hospital, police stated.
No charges have been filed so far, the authorities added.
The suspect, whose identity has not yet been released, was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Bleecker Street in Utica at about 8 p.m. Sunday, police said.
While he was being treated by rescue personnel, police said he mentioned something that led them to believe there had been a killing, the authorities said.
Police were able to eventually locate the individual’s residence at 1147 Tilden Ave.
Police said the body of one person was located inside the residence.
Police said there was blood found outside the residence, and further evidence was found on nearby Pond Lane.
Police said the suspect is the grandson of upstairs resident, 90-year-old Katherine Aubain.
Police began to search for Aubain, and authorities said she was found buried in a park area in Clayville Monday evening.
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation, the law enforcement officials added..
The remains of both people have been turned over to the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office for proper identification and autopsies, authorities said.
Police said they will release more information on the two bodies once the autopsies are complete.
Police said the suspect remains hospitalized, and he will be brought back to the police station for questioning once he is able.
Police said the suspect has a history of mental health issues.