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Richard Towers Wanted for Alleged Murder of His Mother

Police say Richard Towers is responsible for the death of his 82-year-old mother by neglect.

Authorities are searching for a suspect they say is responsible for his mother’s death.

KTLA 5’s Chip Yost has the latest from Santa Ana as the search continues for 50-year-old Richard Towers, the suspect in the death of his 82-year-old mother.

Richard Towers Wanted for Alleged Murder of His Mother. Credit: SAPD

Santa Ana Police Department Press Release

On 1/15/2024, an SAPD Detective responded to a local hospital to investigate a report of suspected elder abuse. The victim, an 82-year-old female, was transported to the hospital by paramedics in an unconscious mental state. Medical staff discovered numerous wounds all over the back of her legs, consistent with neglect.

On 1/25/2024, the victim unfortunately succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. Her son, Richard Towers (50), admitted to being the victim’s caretaker.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Richard for PC 187-Murder, PC 368(b)(1)-Elder Abuse, and PC 12022.7(c)-Great Bodily Injury, and an arrest warrant has been issued. At this time, Richard is absconding and SAPD Special Crimes Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance to locate him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective M. Thomas at (714) 245-8346 or [email protected]

Source: KTLA 5 News

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