Eugene man accused of killing his 61-year-old mother

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EUGENE, Oregon — Eugene police arrested a 40-year-old man accused of killing his mother.

Police spokesman John Hankemeier said officers took Timothy Edward Cowell into custody late Tuesday after discovering the body of 61-year-old Elaine Kay Wooden in a Eugene apartment.

On Wednesday, Cowell was charged with murder.

Hankemeier said the investigation remains active.

Public records show Cowell with previous arrests for burglary and robbery. According to the Oregon Department of Corrections, he was in state prison from November 2008 to October 2009.

It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.

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