TRURO, Mass. (TCD) -- A 34-year-old man accused of killing his mother and setting her body on fire was found dead in his jail cell.
According to a press release from the Truro Police Department, on Friday, Sept. 30, at approximately 9:30 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a request for a well-being check and a separate report of a fire. At the scene, authorities reportedly saw a fire on the front lawn along with Adam Howe outside the home.
First responders located Susan Howe's body on fire outside the home as well, WCVB-TV reports. As authorities realized that it was a body, police said Howe ran into the house and locked the door.
According to police, Adam Howe was arrested and charged with murder.
On Sunday, Oct. 2, at around 3:05 p.m., Adam Howe was reportedly found unresponsive and was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead approximately 30 minutes later. He died of an apparent suicide, WCBV reports.
According to MassLive, no foul play is suspected. Prior to the suspect's death, police said Adam Howe was going to be evaluated for mental health issues.