Cops, Courts and Fire

NEARBY: Man In Custody After Death Of Mother

The homicide was discovered after a call from police in Washington D.C.

A Northampton Township police SUV. File photo.

Authorities in Northampton Township are investigating the homicide of an 82-year-old woman found dead in her condominium.

Dolores Ingram was discovered deceased Sunday morning at 26024 Beacon Hill Drive following a welfare check initiated by the Metropolitan D.C. Police Department, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

Bucks County radio dispatchers were alerted to check on her well-being after her son, 49-year-old William Michael Ingram, was detained for assaulting an officer and damaging a police vehicle in the nation’s capital, authorities said. Further details were not immediately released.

During Ingram’s arrest, the man reportedly confessed to multiple officers that he had killed his mother, authorities said.

Northampton Township police responded to the call from Washington D.C. police and noticed blood on the windowsill and additional blood smears on the walls, window, and floor of the first-floor condo, authorities said.

The living room was in disarray, with household items, including clothes, towels, and furniture, piled up. Upon moving a couch, an officer discovered Ingram’s body, authorities said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Ingram remained in custody in Washington D.C. where he was also charged on Monday with stealing his mother’s vehicle, prosecutors said.

Further charges are expected to be filed.

The investigation revealed that a neighbor had heard loud banging around 1 a.m. Saturday and recorded Ingram leaving the Northampton Township condo later in the morning, dressed and carrying a duffel bag, authorities said.

Ingram’s mother’s 2015 white Honda Civic was later found missing, but police tracked it via license plate readers traveling through Newtown and Lower Makefield townships shortly after the death is believed to have happened, authorities said.

A search of the residence also turned up a key fob to William Ingram’s vehicle next to his mother’s body, while the keys to her Honda Civic remained unaccounted for, authorities said.

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and Northampton Township police continued to investigate the death as of Monday evening.

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