NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A Marrero man has been charged with the murder of his own mother months after her body was found decomposing in a ditch in New Orleans East.
Patricia Davis was discovered naked in a ditch near Michoud on Oct. 31.The Orleans Parish coroner's office eventually declared Davis' death a homicide but could not determine her cause of death.
According to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times Picayune, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested her son, Byron Montgomery, in connection with her death.
The investigation involved New Orleans authorities and eventually led to the firing of a Sheriff's Office sergeant who was supervising the day two deputies responded to a disturbance at Davis' Marrero home, but did not enter the residence, according to the report.
Montgomery, 44, was booked Tuesday with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.
Family members said in the report that they believed Montgomery, who lived with Davis, 63, knew more than he admitted about his mother's disappearance and death.
"He never gave any good answers," said Herbert Williams, 62, Davis' brother and Montgomery's uncle. "He denies it, but his actions say otherwise. Some of the things he did just don't add up."
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