A MAN has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing his own mother to death at her home in Melbourne’s southwest.
Jamie Willis, 38, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Sunday afternoon, charged with butchering his 69-year-old mother, Caroline Willis inside the Werribee home they shared sometime on Thursday.
Ms Willis’ body remained in the Taworri Crescent home until emergency services were called to the property the following morning.
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At the time, Victoria Police said Ms Willis’ 38-year-old son Jamie was “voluntarily” assisting police with their inquiries.
It has since been confirmed he was the one who called police.
He spent the weekend speaking with homicide detectives before he was formally charged with his mother’s murder on Sunday.
The 38-year-old was remanded in custody and is due to face court again on June 1.
Homicide Squad Detective Senior Sergeant Pixie Fuhrmeister said there had been “ongoing domestic issues” between the mother and son.
Detectives were on Sunday conducting a line search along Black Forest Road in Wyndham Vale in the hunt for the murder weapon which is believed to have been tossed into a creek.
It’s understood Willis’ silver Kia SUV was seen parked on Black Forest Road on Thursday afternoon.
No further information was available at the time of writing.
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