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PD: Missing Hamden mother’s remains found in yard, son arrested

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Hamden Police Department issued an image of 60-year-old Donna Tucker when she was missing. Hamden Police Department issued an image of 60-year-old Donna Tucker when she was missing.
HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) -

Hamden police arrested a man on Saturday who they said murdered his mother.

Police said they arrested 35-year-old Kyle Tucker and charged him with murder and tampering with evidence after they said he killed his mother, 60-year-old Donna Tucker who has been missing for 2 days.

Through investigation, police said they believe they have found the remains of Ms. Tucker in the yard of her 128 Broadway Street home in Hamden.

Hamden Chief of Police Thomas Wydra said they are awaiting positive identification but said there was more than enough evidence to charge Tucker.

“Kyle Tucker was interviewed yesterday afternoon. He provided a confession. He admitted to killing his mother Donna Tucker. He has been charged with murder and destruction of evidence," said Wydra. 

Channel 3 spoke with neighbors to the Tucker residence on Sunday afternoon. Hamden resident, Cindy Turner said she has lived a few doors down from the Tuckers for more than 20 years.

“It didn’t come as a surprise when I heard he was involved and I was happy they had arrested him and at least taken him out of the area," said Turner. 

Turner told Channel 3 that police had been called to the home on several occasions in the past due to Kyle's mental health issues, which police confirmed during a conference. 

“As far as I know Kyle Tucker does not have an arrest history," said Chief Wydra. "Had he previously displayed mental illness that was reported to us? The answer is, yes. But I don’t believe any of those instances we had cause to believe he would do harm to his own mother."

Still, Cindy Turner said she felt uncomfortable enough around Kyle Tucker to keep her distance, but now she said all she feels is sadness. 

“I feel very bad for her. From what we knew of her she was a wonderful person. It’s not a way to go especially by a family member," said Turner. 

Police said Kyle Tucker spoke for almost 90 minutes during his confession. They are not yet releasing details of the confession, or if Tucker gave a motive.

The investigation is ongoing and includes the New Haven State’s Attorney’s office, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Connecticut State Police, according to Chief Wydra.

Tucker is currently being held at the Hamden Police Department on $5 million bond.

This story is developing. Stay with Eyewitness News for updates.

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