Authorities allege son intentionally drowned mother in backyard pool

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Authorities Allege Son Intentionally Drowned Woman

On Wednesday afternoon, police in Lloyd Harbor, Long Island were called to check on Elizabeth Cullen, 63, due to concern about her well being, reports WABC.

When they arrived at the woman's home, they found her dead in the backyard pool.

The homicide division of the Suffolk County Police was called to aid the investigation.

Authorities discovered evidence suggesting that her death was intentional, notes WCBS.

According to WNBC, when the deceased woman's 23-year-old son, Denis Cullen, arrived at the home, police arrested him.

They have not revealed why he is a suspect, but the man is facing a charge of second-degree murder and his arraignment is slated to occur before the week's end.

He has no prior criminal record and did not resist when taken into custody.

The investigation remains underway.

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