PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- A man has been accused of strangling his mother, stashing her body in a motel room for nearly two months and then dumping it in South Carolina.
New York state police arrested Charles R. Cole, 48, on Friday.
According to police, Cole strangled his 76-year-old mother, Betty Cole, on Aug. 16 at the Pleasant Valley Motel.
“I find it hard to imagine circumstances that could lead to a son strangling his mother, but to also live with her body in a motel room for 7 weeks and to then travel several states away to dump her body like trash, makes this a particularly disturbing and unusual case,” said Captain John J. Ryan of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
KRON / Washington County Sheriff's Office