Vermont State Police say a 78-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who was reported missing in 2006 was killed by her daughter, who then burned her body in the backyard and had her son – the victim’s grandson – dispose of it.
Fifty-nine-year-old Jeanne Sevigny of Westford was held without bail Thursday in the death of Mary Wilcox who had been living with her daughter.
Sevigny told police her mother wandered from their home Nov. 9, 2006. But police say Sevigny killed Wilcox and had her son, 30-year-old Greg Sevigny, dispose of the body.
Jeanne Sevigny’s lawyer says the shooting death was an accident. Sevigny says she found her mother holding a weapon and when she tried to get it away from her the gun went off.
Greg Sevigny was released on conditions.