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Homicide discovered in Bucks after man tells Washington, D.C., police he killed his mother


The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the Northampton Township Police Department are continuing their investigation into the killing of an 82-year-old woman found buried in a pile of furniture, clothing, towels, linens and other household items inside a condominium in the Holland section of Northampton Township.

Dolores Ingram was found dead inside 26024 Beacon Hill Drive on Sunday morning after Bucks County radio dispatchers received a call from the Metropolitan D.C. Police Department to check on her well-being. The victim’s son, William Michael Ingram, 49, had been taken into custody in Washington, D.C., for assaulting an officer and damaging a police vehicle. During his arrest, he told several Metro D.C. police officers that he had killed his mother, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said Monday.

An autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday. William Michael Ingram remains in custody in Washington, D.C. On Monday, he was charged with stealing his mother’s vehicle. Additional charges against him will be filed at the appropriate time, the DAs Office said.

After receiving the welfare call, Northampton Township police officers went to the Beacon Hill Drive address. From the outside of the first-floor condo, they observed blood on a windowsill and more blood smeared on the walls, window, and floor inside. The furniture inside appeared in disarray. Police forced entry through the locked front door.

The living room appeared to have been cleared out, with the exception of a pile of clothes, towels/linens, furniture, and other household items on the far-right side of the living room. One of the officers began to pull items off the pile and move the couch. As he moved the couch, he observed a foot, which felt cold to the touch. The officer noted that there appeared to be no signs of life.

Northampton Township Police and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office launched a death investigation. Investigators obtained a search warrant, and the dead woman was identified as Dolores Ingram, the mother of William Ingram. She appeared to have sustained severe head trauma.

A witness reported being awakened at 1 a.m. Saturday to the sound of a loud banging. While the witness was awake, she reviewed her home camera and at 1:42 a.m., the camera showed William Ingram running out of the condo shirtless. He walked back a minute later. Hours later, at 10:03 a.m., the camera showed William Ingram leaving the residence. He was wearing a shirt and carrying a duffel bag. The witness said she had not seen him since.

Police located William Ingram’s vehicle in the complex’s parking lot, but his mother’s white 2015 Honda Civic was missing. Using license plate readers, investigators tracked the vehicle to two locations: at 10:13 a.m. at the 413 Bypass and Route 332 East in Newtown Township, and at 10:21 a.m. on Route 332 and Stony Hill Road in Lower Makefield Township. Based on the readings, the vehicle was traveling away from the residence.

During a search of the residence, police could not locate the keys to Dolores Ingram’s Honda Civic, but they did locate a key fob for William Ingram’s vehicle next to his mother’s body.

Detectives with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the Northampton Township Police Department are handling the investigation, with help from the Metropolitan D.C. Police Department.

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