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A man allegedly strangled both his grandmother and great-grandmother — and lived with their corpses for weeks — because he was “tired of them.”
In a confession, Jaryd Ramos, 22, allegedly told homicide detectives that he killed Barbara Gromley, 59, and Regina Gromley, 90, back on Nov. 5 inside of the family’s home in Spring, Texas, according to a statement released by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
The young man admitted to slaying the two women, who had taken him in back in July, because he had grown "tired of them," Montgomery County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Spencer told ABC-13.
He added that Ramos wasn’t in a hurry to dispose of the bodies because he allegedly lived with both his dead grandmother and great-grandmother for weeks.
Ramos has since been charged with capital murder.
Investigators had been searching for both women after they were reported missing by relatives on Nov. 26, the release states. However, after they found a woman's body in a bin outside an old church on December 8, they came to Ramos' house to question him. There, during a consensual search, investigators discovered Regina’s body stored in a garbage can in the backyard, ABC-13 reports.
Ramos then allegedly confessed to killing his two relatives, telling investigators that after murdering Barbara, he placed her body in a plastic tote and dumped her corpse behind the church on November 25.
Ramos allegedly attempted to research techniques to mask the odor emitted from the decomposing bodies in the wake of the women's deaths, telling relatives that Regina and Barbara simply never came home from a medical appointment, the station reports.
"This is a horrific crime, and especially troubling during the holiday season," a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office official wrote in the statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Regina and Barbara.”
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