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Allstate Employee Murdered By His Own Mother

Unread postby RatPak11 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:06 pm

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.1600541

Michigan mom arrested for killing, dismembering own son
St. Clair Shores woman Donna Scrivo will face murder charges for death of her son, Ramsay. Police found remains along the side of the road last week, linked it to slain son. Friends and relatives shocked over brutal killing.
BY IRVING DEJOHN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014, 1:03 PM

A monstrous Michigan mom was arrested for killing and dismembering her own son — and then throwing away the remains in several garbage bags.
Investigators have yet to reveal what compelled Donna Scrivo to chop up her son Ramsay, 32, and discard his body along the side of the road last week.

Scrivo will go before a judge on Monday after police nabbed her in connection with body parts that were disposed of last Thursday near Allington Rd. on the Fred Moore Highway in St. Clair Township, according to reports.

“This certainly isn’t what we expected,” St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon told the Daily Tribune. “It was very unsettling to think a woman had dumped body parts on the road in the middle of the day. To me, that just screams panic, not real well thought out.”

Michigan police launched an extensive hunt on Thursday after witnesses spotted a “heavy-set” person throwing the bags from an SUV. Investigators linked the remains to the slain Scrivo son.

The bagged body parts were found scattered in four different locations. A fifth bag that housed clothing was found at a separate location, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Investigators connected the remains to Scrivo, who worked for Allstate Insurance, according to his Facebook profile.
The mother had attempted to have her son hospitalized for mental illness several times and attempted to install a guardian, according to court records obtained by the Free Press.

The petitions for hospitalization were dismissed and each time Scrivo was discharged.

Relatives and friends of the family were shocked over the details of the gruesome murder.

“We are grieving a terrible, terrible loss,” Carolynn Sloan, an aunt of Ramsay Scrivo, told the Daily Tribune.

The mother had been staying with her son after a fire ripped through her home nearby. The two appeared to have a perfectly normal relationship, friends said.

“I know that she loved her son,” next-door neighbor Doris Orden told the Daily Tribune. “She doted on him. I can’t imagine what could have happened between them.”

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Re: Allstate Employee Murdered By His Own Mother

Unread postby RatPak11 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:33 pm

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/arti ... 302030007/

Michigan mom charged with dismembering, moving a dead body
Feb. 3, 2014 3:11 PM

A 59-year-old St. Clair Shores woman has been charged with dismembering her son’s body today in Macomb County District Court.

Donna Scrivo was also charged with moving a dead body without permission of the medical examiner.

Bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety. Police previously said there was going to be a request for an open murder charge.

Scrivo is charged with allegedly dismembering the body of her 32-year-old son, Ramsay Scrivo, and dumping the pieces in St. Clair County.

Body pieces — some in bags, some not — were found on Allington Road and Fred Moore Highway in St. Clair and China townships Thursday afternoon.

Scrivo was arrested Friday night after police released photos and video from the BP gas station on Fred Moore Highway of a person of interest.

Police said Ramsay was reported missing in St. Clair Shores Jan. 26.

Investigators from St. Clair County and St. Clair Shores had warrants to search residences in the 22000 block of Rosedale and 23000 block of Gary Lane in St. Clair Shores following the arrest.

The Michigan State Police Crime Lab assisted investigators processing the residences for evidence associated with the homicide and dismemberment of the victim, according to police

Ramsay was petitioned twice to be hospitalized due to mental illness, according to Macomb County court online records.

His mother filed a petition to have him hospitalized as well as to become his legal guardian in May. A woman named Mary Decarolis was the petitioner in September, according to the records. The records did not indicate Decarolis’ relationship with Ramsay.
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Re: Allstate Employee Murdered By His Own Mother

Unread postby RatPak11 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:52 pm

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... s/5180807/

Mom arraigned in dismemberment death of son
Marlon A. Walker and Christina Hall , Detroit Free Press 4:47 p.m. EST February 3, 2014

Killing appears to have taken place in middle-class Detroit suburb.

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — A 59-year-old Michigan woman, granted guardianship of her adult son last year, was arraigned Monday in his slaying and dismemberment.

Donna Kay Scrivo of St. Clair Shores, Mich., was ordered held on $100,000 bond, accused of killing her 32-year-old son, Ramsay Scrivo, cutting him up and scattering his body parts Thursday afternoon in four spots along snowy rural roads in St. Clair County about 50 miles northeast of Detroit.

The charges were disinterment and mutilation of a body.

She had filed a missing persons report Jan. 27, saying he had not been seen for about a day in their suburban enclave about 15 miles northeast of Detroit.

May 10, on the day her son turned 32, Donna Scrivo had dedicated a Rascal Flatts song on her public Facebook page to her youngest son that said she hoped all his dreams came true.

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to. ... And while you're out there getting where you're getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too.
She was arrested Friday after police found surveillance video from a gas station in the area showing a woman and her older sport utility vehicle, an SUV that a witness described to police when calling to report heavy-set, middle-aged white woman dumping garbage out of her mid-1990s SUV.

The FBI matched fingerprints from the remains to the suspect's son.

"It just seems so out of character," said Thomas Odren, who lives next door to Donna Scrivo. "That's what makes this so hard to process. She had such a good relationship with Ramsay. I would never expect anyone to (dismember their child).

Donna Scrivo had been staying with her son while work was done on her home, police said Sunday and the death appears to have occurred there. Online records show that Donna Scrivo was booked Sunday into Macomb County Jail on an open murder charge.

Court records Monday shed new light into the life of of Ramsay Scrivo, who struggled with mental illness and was reeling from the death of his father last year. But they say little about the days leading up to his death.

Ramsay Scrivo, on probation for assault, refused to take his medications and had paranoia and depression, records show. His anger "had escalated to unsafe levels and (he) has threatened to commit suicide."

His father was ill and died in May, and that illness "had a drastic impact on him," the file said. A doctor had diagnosed him as psychotic, paranoid, delusional and suicidal.

Donna Scrivo, who turns 60 Tuesday, believed her son had gotten into multiple fights because of poor judgment and indicated that police had been involved at least once. She said her son once had threatened a family friend, whom he thought had poisoned him, court records show.

On May 16, six days after she posted the birthday wishes for her son on Facebook, Donna Scrivo filed a mentally ill petition for hospitalization for Ramsay Scrivo in Macomb County Circuit Court. The petition was deferred after Ramsay Scrivo agreed to hospitalization.

"He took it really hard," Odren said about Ramsay Scrivo and his father's death. "(Donna Scrivo) did, too."

His mother, a registered nurse, was granted guardianship of her son in May.

In a June report, Ramsay Scrivo indicated he planned to petition the court to terminate the guardianship in six months and planned to cooperate with treatment, including medication, and follow his mother's rules.

Ramsay Scrivo, who had a degree in accounting, briefly worked as an accountant but resigned after a supervisor criticized his work. He graduated from high school in 1999, received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Wayne State University and recently worked at Allstate Insurance in Roseville, Mich., according to neighbors and his public Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

According to court records, Ramsay Scrivo went into building construction trades after he left the accounting job and just before his hospitalization started a lawn maintenance business.

The report also says Ramsay Scrivo — who admitted he once did not take medication for his anxiety because he didn't think he needed it — was taking his prescriptions at that time, felt calmer and recognized he needed the medicine.

But in September, after he said he thought someone had implanted a speaker in his tooth and removed a crown to take out the speaker, another petition for hospitalization was filed in probate court. Doctors diagnosed Ramsay with psychosis and said he was paranoid. The petition was dismissed when he was discharged from the hospital, according to court records.

Ramsay Scrivo bought a condo in St. Clair Shores and started multiple renovation projects, which he hadn't completed, according to a court report. He paid for half of his living expenses, his parents had paid for the other half, and for years he had given his mother money so she could pay his bills.

In the investigation, one limb from Ramsay Scrivo remains missing, said Sgt. Jay Cohoe of St. Clair Shores police, and authorities continue to look for evidence in the case at the victim's home. They found a fifth bag containing clothes and other items early Friday along an entrance ramp to westbound Interstate 94.

Sunday, two candles sat on the porch in front of Ramsay Scrivo's home. A U.S. flag flew over the unit's red front door. Neighbors there declined to talk.

Contributing: Gina Damron, Detroit Free Press
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