Mom arraigned in dismemberment case after son's body parts dumped in St. Clair County
WXYZ.com Web Staff
2:59 PM, Feb 3, 2014
10:14 PM, Feb 3, 2014
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (WXYZ) - A 59-year-old St. Clair Shores woman was arraigned on charges related to the dismemberment or her son's body that was dumped in St. Clair County last week.
Donna Scrivo was charged with Mutilation of a Body, a 10-year felony, and Removal of a Body from Place of Death, a 1-year misdemeanor. She was not charged with murder in the death of her son, 32-year-old Ramsay.
A judge set bond at $100,000. A request was made for a psychiatric evaluation. Scrivo did not have a lawyer present at her arraignment.
Officials identified the remains as that of the suspect's 32-year-old son who was reported missing to the St. Clair Shores Police Department on January 27. Officers say he was identified through the use of fingerprints.
Scrivo's next court date is set for February 11 at 8:30 a.m. and her preliminary exam set for February 14 at 9 a.m.
The human remains were discovered at around 3:00 p.m. on January 30 in the area of Allington and Fred Moore Highway in St. Clair Township.
Video from a nearby gas station showed his mother Donna in the area at the same time and she admitted to being in the area. Ramsay's blood along with some bleach was found inside his home on Gary Lane in St. Clair Shores. His mother was seen carrying out black plastic bags.
Police say Scrivo was taken into custody on January 31. That same day investigators executed two search warrants - one in the 22000 block of Rosedale and the other in the 23000 block of Gary Lane in St. Clair Shores.
Officers say they were searching the homes for evidence related to the murder and dismemberment of the 32-year-old man. All evidence obtained during the search was taken to the Michigan State Police Crime Lab in Sterling Heights.