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NEW DETAILS: Moses Lake Man Accused Of Killing His Mother

UPDATE: On Sunday March 27, 2011 at 12:54 a.m. the Grant County Coroner's Office responded to a suspicious death on Sunset Drive in Moses Lake. The deceased was identified as Edna A. Simmons, an 88 year old Moses Lake, Washington resident. An autopsy was performed yesterday under the direction of Grant County Coroner, Craig Morrison. It has been determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and torso. The manner of death is homicide.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MOSES LAKE POLICE DEPT: On Sunday shortly after midnight the Multi Agency Communications Center received a call from an anonymous caller reporting that a victim of an assault died. The caller provided the address where the crime was committed. Dispatchers also informed officers that they had received a 911 call from Jack Simmons advising them that his mother had passed away inside her residence.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered the deceased victim. The Moses Lake Police Dept. Investigative Unit responded to the scene. Detectives located a suspicious amount of blood inside the resident and believed that Edna Simmons had been the victim of trauma.

Jack Simmons is the son of the victim. Simmons, who admits being in the residence at the time of the death, offered various accounts of the circumstances behind her death.

Simmons was subsequently arrested and booked into the Grant County Jail on charges of murder in the 2nd degree. An autopsy has been scheduled.

>>>Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Mike Williams at 509-764-3900.

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