GYPSUM, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – A 13-year-old Gypsum boy is suspected of killing his father and trying to conceal the slaying.
The boy was arrested Monday after a tip from the father’s employer led deputies to check on the family. The teenager answered the door and told them his 50-year-old father was dead in the home.
It’s not clear how long he had been dead.
The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office says the boy was being investigated for graffiti before the slaying. Spokeswoman Jessie Mosher says the father didn’t show up for a meeting with deputies Wednesday to discuss the investigation. The father’s employer said the son called in to report his father sick several days in a row. He grew suspicious and reported the situation Monday.
The father’s name hasn’t been released yet.
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)