An Arizona missing woman’s body is believed found, and it is her grandson who led police to the location of that body. 78-year-old Hellen Jean Lee went missing from her Phoenix home on Wednesday, the same day that her grandson was arrested for carjacking a car off the grounds of a school, according to The Inquisitr on Nov. 2.
Lee’s grandson, Jason Howell, lived with his grandmother in her home. The missing woman’s van was found not far from where Howell hijacked a car off school grounds.
Howell faces charges in the carjacking, which also includes kidnapping because there was a 12-year-old girl in the vehicle that he carjacked. She did manage to jump to safety.
Howell was caught with the stolen car and during the pursuit to arrest him, he rammed a police car with the stolen vehicle. He is being held on a $300,000 bond in the carjacking case, he has not been charged in the disappearance or death of his grandmother. It is not known if he will be after police question him. He is still being called just a “person of interest” in his grandmother’s disappearance and death.
According to The Inquisitr, police are saying that Howell is not officially a suspect in his grandmother’s case. “Right now, he is a person of interest only,” a police spokeswoman said. “We are actively interviewing him for information.”
This statement comes after Howell directed police to the rural Gila Bend area where they found a body, believed to be that of his grandmothers. Maybe he knew who did kill her and knew where her body was dumped? The details around Lee’s death are not clear at this time.