Authorities say that a 47-year-old woman found bleeding inside her home in Garden Grove identified her 13-year-old son as the person who stabbed her. She later died at an area hospital as a result of her wounds.
Officers were able to locate the Scheuer-Souzer's son and took him into custody at a nearby shopping center after he was spotted walking in an alley near a local shopping center.
The boy (whose name is not being released due to his age) is being held at Juvenile Hall and could be charged with homicide according to the Orange County Register.
“In my 25 years of doing this job, I haven’t handled a call where a child has killed a parent,” Garden Grove Lt. Carl Whitney told the newspaper. “Usually, it’s the other way around. People don’t think of kids having those types of thoughts of doing something so heinous.”
Police Lt. Carl Whitney said as the woman was dying, she told officers her son was the one who assaulted and stabbed her repeatedly.
Investigators haven't identified a motive for the attack, however, the newspaper reports that the boy had recently run away from home.