A Florida teen has been arrested on a homicide charge after cops found his mother’s rotting corpse inside the trailer home they shared more than a week after she went missing.
Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office were responding to a report of a foul odor coming from a North Fort Myers mobile home on Sunday when they found the body of Tamara Davis, 42.
Her 15-year-old son Tyrese Landrum, was arrested later that same day, the Naples Daily News reported.
Davis’ live-in boyfriend Marcos Casiano, 49, said she was last seen on Aug. 21, before disappearing from the home at the end of a long night of drinking, according to the News-Press.
He said it was probably a dead cat,’ family friend Debra Coe told WINK News.
‘He said cat, raccoon, whatever,’ she added. ‘He said that’s happened before where they get stuck under the house, under the lattice, but it was definitely a disturbing — it was terrible.’
Neighbors said they’d often hear fights coming from the house.
‘They’d holler,’ Baumgardt told the Naples Daily News. ‘But they’d only fight with their mouths.’
Casiano said Davis has a criminal record and a history of abusing drugs and alcohol, the News-Press reported. She had attempted suicide years ago, according to the website.
Landrum is being held without bond at a juvenile detention center.