Son suspected in murder of mother

Apr 21, 2017

An Eden man suspected in the murder of his mother is in custody in Erie, PA.

48-year-old Wayne Kozak was arrested in Erie, PA.

In Buffalo Friday, Erie County District Attorney, John Flynn said, Eden Police found 79-year-old Mary Kozak fatally shot in her home at 8925 East Eden Road around 4 p.m. Thursday.

Flynn says Kozak was located a few hours later in a hotel room in Erie but he would not come out. Police there obtained an arrest warrant from a judge in Eden.
    
"They used the arrest warrant to break in, essentially, the door of the hotel room and go in and get him. They found him in the bathroom of the hotel room and were able to ascertain him without incident," Flynn said. 

DA Flynn would not speculate with reporters about a motive.
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Flynn would not speculate what led to the murder.  
    
"He lived with his mother. He is not married, no kids. He was a single individual living with mom at home," Flynn said.

The DA says Kozak is being held in Erie, without bail, until he can be extradited back to Buffalo. He says a civilian had phoned police and identified the suspect.