Roger Drake (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (AP/CBS5) -
A Yucca man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia has told investigators that he killed his mother after being ordered by the "dream police."
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said 46-year-old Roger Drake was arrested Friday after deputies found what they believed to be the body of his mother, 66-year-old Carol Drake, at her Yucca home.
The neighbors had been checking on Roger Drake and noted he was out of his medications and running low on food, deputies said.
The younger Drake had initially told deputies that his mother, who had been reported missing, had gone to California to visit friends. Deputies contacted Carol Drake's family and learned that Carol Drake had not been to California.
The body was discovered during a search warrant after Roger Drake admitted himself at the Mohave Mental Health Facility.
Roger Drake told investigators that he punched Carol Drake and stabbed her numerous times with a kitchen knife.
He was booked into the Mohave County Jail on charges of first-degree murder and abandonment, concealment of a dead body.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation) contributed to this report.
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