An Alabama man is accused of murder after authorities found a 55-gallon drum containing a female body buried under his porch, Inside Edition reports.
“OK, my mama’s under the porch. Y’all got me,” Nathaniel Sebastian, 32, allegedly said to deputies who went to the house with a search warrant after his mother went missing.
Sebastian was charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, and promoting prison contraband after police found a homemade handcuff key in his mouth during booking.
Though police have not formally identified the corpse, Sebastian’s mother, Susan Mayo, 60, was reported missing June 17 by her other children.
She lived with Sebastian, who was reportedly a big fan of John Wayne Gacy, an Illinois serial killer who buried his victims under his house. Gacy was executed in 1994 after being found responsible for dozens of murders.
Sebastian had talked about Gacy on Facebook and even discussed the serial killer with a detective, police claimed. But that wasn’t the only warning sign.
“We know through interviewing friends and family that [Sebastian] has an extremely violent temper. That’s been one consistent thing that everyone has said about him. And we believe that this is what led to the death of Susan Mayo,” said Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Captain Paul Burch.
During the three-month investigation of Mayo’s disappearance, Sebastian allegedly did not cooperate with investigators and tried to interfere with deputies attempting to search his home.
His mother’s own mother, Doris Clark, 81, was also arrested and charged with obstruction of justice. Clark claimed she did not know about the corpse under the house. She was charged and released from jail, while Sebastian is currently being held without bond.
[Image: Mobile County Sheriff]