A 37-year-old Northern California man was arrested on suspicion of killing his 90-year-old grandmother and trying to eat her body Monday afternoon.
Richmond officers responding to a 911 call around 2:10 p.m. Monday, of a man standing over a woman’s bloody body allegedly found 37-year-old Dwayne Wallick in the act of eating his grandmother, Ruby Wallick, The Mercury News reports.
Officers confronted Wallick inside the Club Court home he shared with his grandmother, located in a quiet, residential neighborhood of the city.
When officers entered the home Wallick was “digging in her flesh,” according to A Bay City News report. Wallick allegedly ignored orders to stop and officers had to use a stun gun to subdue and arrest him.
There is no official cause of death yet for Ruby Wallick, the 90-year-old grandmother is said to have been “missing pieces of flesh” and paramedics were called. She was pronounced dead Monday
Wallick remains in a hospital, where he is being treated for unspecified physical injuries, police said. Investigators are looking into whether drug use played a role in the crime.
Police are expected to turn the case over to the District Attorney and ask for murder charges to be filed against Dwayne Wallick.