Son charged with murder after mom's remains found in her car

William Logan was charged with his mother, Patricia

William Logan was charged with his mother, Patricia Blocker's murder after her remains were found in the trunk of her car. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

EAST ORANGE - A northern New Jersey man faces murder charges after his mother's remains were found in the trunk of her car.

Essex County prosecutors say 37-year-old William Logan also faces a weapons possession count. Bail was set at $2 million for the East Orange man, and it wasn't known Tuesday if he has retained an attorney.

Logan is charged in the death of his 62-year-old mother, Patricia Blocker, who had been reported missing.

East Orange police detectives who were looking for Blocker found her car around 2 p.m. Monday in Newark. Human remains were found in the trunk, and they have tentatively been identified as the East Orange woman.

A cause of death has not been determined, and authorities declined further comment on the investigation.

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