Sources have told the New York Post that 23-year-old Bashid McLean reportedly confessed to hacking his mother into pieces and leaving her dismembered body in bags on a street in the Bronx because she told him to grow up and move out. 45-year-old Tanya Byrd's remains were found by a father and son walking their dog yesterday morning.
Inside of the apartment that Lynn shared with his mother, police found a blade and gloves, both of which smelled like bleach. The box for a brand new Black & Decker handsaw was also found, though the saw was not. Sources close to law enforcement say that McLean told police that he chopped up his mother's body in their bathtub, then drained the blood.
McLean and an accomplice were reportedly caught on surveillance cameras dragging bags out of the apartment. After initially confessing to his mother's murder, he later told police that his friend was responsible. McLean's grandfather said that he is a schizophrenic who spent the bulk of his childhood institutionalized. He was arrested for stealing money from his mother in 2009.
He was detained last night, but was not officially charged.
[via NY Post]