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June 18, 2024

Bucks County man whose 82-year-old mother was found dead is in custody, police say

William Ingram, 49, allegedly confessed to killing his mom while being arrested for assaulting an officer in Washington, investigators say.

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William Ingram, 49, of Northampton Township, allegedly confessed to killing his mother, 82-year-old Dolores Ingram, at their condo, police say.

A man whose mother was found dead in her Northampton Township home on Sunday is in custody and facing criminal charges for stealing her car, police said.

William Ingram, 49, was arrested in Washington, D.C. over the weekend for allegedly assaulting a police officer and damaging a police vehicle there. During his arrest, he allegedly told several officers that he had killed his mother, Dolores Ingram, 82, investigators said Monday. After receiving a call from D.C. Metro police, Northampton officers found Dolores Ingram's remains Sunday in her condominium on Beacon Hill Drive, where she had lived with William. 

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Police said Dolores Ingram's body was found buried beneath a pile of household items, including towels, linens, clothes and furnitures inside her condo. She had suffered severe head trauma and her blood was found on the windowsills and walls. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, police said. 

According to police, a neighbor reported waking up at 1 a.m. Saturday after hearing loud banging noises. She told police that she saw her home camera footage shows a shirtless William Ingram running out of the condo at 1:42 a.m. and then walking back inside.

Her footage also shows William walking out of the residence at 10:03 a.m. while wearing a shirt and carrying a duffel bag, police said. The woman said she had not seen him since. 

William Ingram's car was found in the condominium complex's parking lot, but Dolores Ingram's car was missing, police said. Using license plate readers, police said the car was spotted Saturday morning in Newtown Township and Lower Makefield Township – heading away from the Ingram residence. 

William Ingram has been charged with stealing his mother's vehicle and awaits additional charges for her death, police said. He remains in custody in Washington. 

Detectives with the Bucks County District Attorney's office and Northampton Township Police are investigating the case with the help of D.C. Metro Police.