Man arrested in death of his 64-year-old mother after body found in Lake Samish

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Matthew Gregory, 29, was arrested on suspicion of murder early Monday after a police said there was probable cause to believe he caused the death of his 64-year-old mother, Frances Gregory, the Bellingham Police Department said.

On Sunday, the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a woman in Lake Samish. Also on Sunday, Bellingham police officers were called to Matthew Gregory's home to take a report of a missing person, his mother Frances.

"Further investigation and an autopsy revealed that the cases were linked and the deceased woman was ... Frances Gregory and she died from trauma to the neck and head," a police news release said.

Police ask that if you have any information in this case to please call Detective Howell at (360) 778-8682.