- Associated Press - Monday, June 12, 2017

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The daughter of a missing woman has been arrested after authorities say they found human remains on her property.

Knoxville News Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/2sfzYPh ) 47-year-old Karen Walker Headrick was arrested Friday and charged with criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies found the remains in a burned pile on Headrick’s property. Investigators also found a makeshift grave a short distance away and chemicals used to conceal the decomposing body.

Headrick’s mother, 69-year-old Mary Ruth Walker, was reported missing May 9. Authorities have not released the identity of the deceased.

It’s unclear if Headrick has a lawyer.

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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, https://www.knoxnews.com

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