COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. – Police have arrested the son of a woman who was found dead outside her home in an affluent Long Island neighborhood.
Denis Cullen Jr., 23, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of his mother, Elizabeth Cullen, Suffolk County police said.
Officers were called to their Cold Spring Harbor home Wednesday after receiving a request to check on the welfare of the 63-year-old woman, who was found dead in the backyard.
Police said they believe she was intentionally drowned.
Cullen has no previous criminal history and did not resist arrest, police said.