A Brooklyn man was arraigned this morning on a murder charge after police performing a welfare check discovered the decomposed body of his mother, who had been stabbed to death and set on fire.
NYPD officers were summoned by the victim’s colleagues to her apartment just before 3pm on Wednesday, after the woman failed to show up for work that morning.
The woman's son, 32-year-old Jason Reeves, met the officers at the door of the unit.
When asked about his mother's whereabouts, Reeves reportedly replied that she 'went out,' reported NBC New York.
But police smelled a foul odor coming from inside the unit and executed a search, which led them to Reeves' 67-year-old mother inside a bedroom closet. The woman was dead from multiple stab wounds to the chest and face.
Her partially clothed body had been torched and then left to rot, according to police. It is believed the woman had been dead for several days.
Reeves was then arrested on a charge of second-degree murde