#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.
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.
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 homesA police officer surveys the horrific scene in Farmington on Tuesday night where a mentally-ill son beheaded his college professor mother