CRIME

Funeral home finds evidence that leads to murder charges

This photo provided by the Baltimore Police, Erich Justin Kuhn is shown. Police said Friday, March 10, 2017,  that officers responding to a report of a suspicious death Wednesday found 63-year-old Cathy Kuhn unresponsive. Since there were no visual signs of trauma, police say the medical examiner's office declined to investigate. Kuhn's body was released to her family and a funeral home, where police say staff discovered possible signs of trauma to her neck and head. Detectives responded and police say their investigation revealed that Kuhn's son, 32-year-old Erich Kuhn, strangled his mother at her home. He was arrested Thursday. (Baltimore Police via AP)

This photo provided by the Baltimore Police, Erich Justin Kuhn is shown. Police said Friday, March 10, 2017, that officers responding to a report of a suspicious death Wednesday found 63-year-old Cathy Kuhn unresponsive. Since there were no visual signs of trauma, police say the medical examiner's office declined to investigate. Kuhn's body was released to her family and a funeral home, where police say staff discovered possible signs of trauma to her neck and head. Detectives responded and police say their investigation revealed that Kuhn's son, 32-year-old Erich Kuhn, strangled his mother at her home. He was arrested Thursday. (Baltimore Police via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police say keen observation by a funeral home staff led to murder charges against a Baltimore man accused of strangling his mother.

Police said Friday that officers responding to a report of a suspicious death Wednesday found 63-year-old Cathy Kuhn unresponsive. Since there were no visual signs of trauma, police say the medical examiner's office declined to investigate.

Police say the body was sent to a funeral home, where staff discovered possible signs of trauma. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2mbfRvI ) the statement of charges identifies the home as the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home.

Police say that an investigation showed Kuhn's son, 32-year-old Erich Kuhn, strangled his mother at her home. He was arrested Thursday.

Online court records show Kuhn was charged Friday with murder, assault and a weapons offense.