Police: Teen says he killed his mother

Jonathan Caleb Ward

PICKENS Co., SC (WSPA) – A 19-year-old is charged with murder after police say he called 911 and told a dispatcher that he killed his mother.

Liberty police say Jonathan Caleb Ward called 911 shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

When officers arrived at Ward’s home, he told them his mother was in the basement.

Investigators say they found 45-year-old Linda Ward in the basement of the Golden Springs Drive home with apparent head trauma.

Ward was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner. An autopsy is scheduled Thursday.

Jonathan Ward is being held in the Pickens County Detention Center.

He’s expected to have a bond hearing Thursday afternoon.

Scene on Golden Springs Drive in Liberty

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