On 4 February 2019, Jared Eng (25) reported his own mother missing. According to her son, Paula Chin (65) had been missing for several days.
The truth was that the 25-year-old himself had beaten and stabbed to death his own mother in their shared apartment in Tribeca in Manhattan in New York, in an attempt to speed up the inheritance.
That’s what Manhattan’s attorney general Alvin Bragg writes in a press release.
Dumped the body in the trash
On 19 September, the 25-year-old pleaded guilty and was sentenced for premeditated murder. The punishment will be known on 18 October.
Eng risks life in prison without the possibility of parole for between 18 and 22 years.
– This was a brutal and shocking murder of the defendant’s own mother, and although nothing can change this tragedy, today’s sentence represents an important step towards justice. My thoughts go out to those who continue to mourn Chin’s loss, states the Attorney General.
After the murder, the 25-year-old is said to have been helped to transport his mother’s body and dump the remains in a rubbish container in Morristown in New Jersey.
Revealing Google searches
Later, he is said to have sent text messages that read “it’s done”, “I’m free” and that he was finally “getting rid of the problem”.
According to the press release from the public prosecutor, in the following days after the murder, the son had done a Google search for “inheritance lawyers” and “diy bone meal”.
Diy is the abbreviation for “do it yourself”.
Eng is said to have made several searches on how to get rid of a corpse, and tried to change the passwords on the mother’s bank accounts.
According to the local newspaper Poughkeepsie Journal, the 25-year-old’s helpers are supposed to be two women with whom he allegedly had a relationship.
They both face multiple charges, including tampering with physical evidence and concealing a corpse.