Police: Son Confesses to Burying Mother's Body
The death of a woman found buried in her back yard has been ruled a homicide.
League City police said Joyce Timler's body was wrapped in an air mattress and was badly decomposed. Her body was found in the 3100 block of Sand Reef Lane near Anchor Way on Thursday.
Detectives said a call from Timler's bank about suspicious activity with her account led them to her body.
Police met her 54-year-old son, John Timler. who gave Investigators conflicting information as to his mother's whereabout Wednesday last week. Police obtained a search warrant and came back Thursday.
Police say John Timler confessed to burying his mother in the back yard. The medical examiner's office determined that Joyce Timler's death was a homicide, but investigators are working to determine exactly how and when she died.
He is also suspected of writing checks using his mother's account, detectives said.
John Timler is charged with abuse of a corpse and forgery. He's being held on $100,000 bond. He was not charged with his mother's death.