- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

LINTON, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a body found in a shallow creek is that of a southwestern Indiana man suspected in the stabbing death of his author mother.

Greene County Coroner Sherri Wilson said Monday that 22-year-old Jorrell Houldson of Linton died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. His body was found Saturday.

His mother, 47-year-old Ruby Moon-Houldson of Linton, was found stabbed more than 20 times on Oct. 1. Court documents charging her son with murder indicated she was mad at him because he was late paying rent on a house she owned.

Moon-Houldson was the author of more than 30 books, including science fiction and several “Star Trek” tribute books. She also taught nursing at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois.

Linton is 75 miles southwest of Indianapolis.


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