Homicide

Prosecutors: Man charged with murder after mother's remains are found in the trunk of her car

A New Jersey man faces murder charges after his mother's remains were found in the trunk of her car in Newark.

Essex County prosecutors say bail was set at $2 million for 37-year-old William Logan. The East Orange man also faces a weapons possession charge.

Logan is charged in the death of his 62-year-old mother, Patricia Blocker, who had been reported missing.

Detectives looking for Blocker found her car around 2 p.m. Monday. Human remains were found in the trunk, and they have tentatively been identified as the East Orange woman.

A cause of death has not been determined, and authorities declined further comment on the investigation.

It wasn't known Tuesday if Logan has retained an attorney who could comment on his behalf.