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Victorville woman, 62, arrested after boyfriend, 80, found dead at Mountain Vista Apartments

VICTORVILLE, California (VVNG.com) A woman was arrested Thursday when her 80-year-old boyfriend, John Tucker of Victorville was found deceased.

Police arrested 62-year-old Patricia Jones and are charging her with elder abuse after Tucker was found dead in his bathroom with injuries to his body.

Detectives learned that Patricia Jones was the victim’s girlfriend and full-time caregiver, and was the only person caring for him in recent weeks.

It all happened on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at about 2:49 p.m. when fire personnel requested assistance at the Mountain Vista Apartment complex for a medical aid call, officials confirmed.

“The caller said the 80-year-old victim was unresponsive.  When deputies and medical aid arrived, the victim was found in the bathroom and was pronounced deceased. Deputies and medical personnel noted injuries on the victim and called for Specialized Investigators to conduct the investigation,” authorities said.

After processing the scene and conducting interviews, Detectives arrested Patricia Jones for Elder Abuse.

Jones was booked at West Valley Detention Center and is being held on $50,000 bail. 

She is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday, February 26th in Victorville Superior Court, according to public records.

“An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available for release at this time,” Sheriff’s officials said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Jerry Moreno of the Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline website at www.wetip.com.


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