NEW YORK: ‘ COLLEGE PROFESSOR BRUTALLY BEHEADED BY SON BEFORE KILLING HIMSELF ‘

#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK – A college professor has been brutally beheaded by her mentally-ill son, who left her body in the middle of the street before taking his own life. 

Pictured: The language professor who was beheaded by her son and dragged into the street before he jumped in front of a train

Pictured: The language professor who was beheaded by her son and dragged into the street before he jumped in front of a train

Patricia Ward, 66, was a much-loved teacher of language arts for 28 years at Farmingdale State College, a colleague told Mail-Online today.

Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Patrick Calabria, said: ‘Patricia Ward was a member of the campus for 28 years. She was well-known, well-liked, and well-respected. The campus is a very sad place today.’

She was found by residents, decapitated in front of her apartment building in Farmingdale, New York on Tuesday night.

Neighbours initially thought the body was part of a Halloween prank. The suspect, believed to be the victim’s son, kicked her head 20 feet and then jumped in front of an oncoming Long Island Rail Road train minutes later.

Beheading victim Patricia Ward taught language arts for 28 years at Farmingdale State College in New York.

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Brutal killing: Police were investigating on Tuesday after a man beheaded a woman and kicked her head 20 feet down a Long Island street

Brutal killing: Police were investigating on Tuesday after a man beheaded a woman and kicked her head 20 feet down a Long Island street

The female victim's body lay in the street on Tuesday night as horrified residents looked on from their homes

The female victim’s body lay in the street on Tuesday night as horrified residents looked on from their homesA police officer surveys the horrific scene in Farmington on Tuesday night where a mentally-ill son beheaded his college professor mother 

The 35-year-old suspect jumped in front of the train a mile away and died around 8.15pm, half an hour later.

He was identified as Derek Ward by the Daily News. The 35-year-old had a criminal history and psychiatric problems spanning a decade. 

He was found to be carrying a pistol and 100 valiums when he died. 

Ms Ward was believed to have suffered multiple stab wounds and broken ribs were among her injuries before she died.

She was an assistant professor of language arts at the Long Island Educational Opportunity Center on campus where she worked with high school students who need help to become prepared for college, Mr Calabria added.

Neighbours told the Post that they initially believed the headless corpse, dressed only in a bra and pants, was a Halloween joke – only to lift the body and find out it was real.

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