Police have charged a woman with the murder of her own mother.
Widow Anna Jones, 44, a mother of two, was found dead in her home shortly before officers took her eldest daughter Bronwyn into custody.
Neighbors said they heard screams when Jones, 25, was arrested outside her mother’s Edwardian flat.
A forensic tent was still standing outside the front window on the ground floor of Mrs Jones’ home yesterday, with a police car parked outside, following her death on Tuesday. Officers were called just before 8 p.m.
Jones, also known as Bron, describes himself as a computer gamer, ‘geek/nerd’, ‘strong and very intelligent’. She appeared before magistrates in Portsmouth this morning.
Bronwyn Jones (pictured), 25, was taken into custody following the death of her mother Anna Jones. Ms Jones, 44, was found dead near her home in Petersfield, Hampshire, on Tuesday
Police were called to the scene of the alleged murder in Station Road, Petersfield at 8pm. Widowed Mrs Jones, mother of two, was found dead at the scene. Mrs. Jones is in the picture
Last night a forensic tent was still standing outside the front window on the ground floor of Mrs Jones’ house, with a police car parked outside, after her death
She says she studied at the Open University and volunteered at a thrift store.
A neighbor at the crime scene in Petersfield, Hampshire, who did not wish to be identified, said: ‘We heard screaming in the street after it happened – from someone who seemed to realize what they had done.
“It was a major disruption, we were terrified. People living in the other flats in the same house had to move out for the night while the police investigated.”
Mrs. Jones, who has another 20-year-old daughter, Eliza-Jayne Jones, had lost her husband David several years ago.
She previously lived with Bronwyn in a house in Liss, four miles away, where neighbors say the adult daughter regularly slept in a tent in the front yard.
Last night, police said they found the body as soon as they arrived at the murder scene, close to the center of Petersfield.
Jones (pictured), also called Bron, describes himself as a computer gamer, “geek/nerd”, “strong and very intelligent”
Neighbors said they heard screams when Jones, 25 (pictured), was arrested outside her mother’s Edwardian flat
The photo shows police guarding the house where Ms Jones’ body was found on Tuesday
The alleged crime scene is in Station Road, close to the center of the market town of Hampshire
Mrs Jones’ next of kin have been notified.
A spokesman for Hampshire Police said: ‘Detectives investigating the murder of 44-year-old Anna Jones have charged a woman with murder.
Officers were called to an address on Station Road, Petersfield just before 8pm on Tuesday 9th May. Upon arrival, officers discovered Anna’s body and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bronwyn Jones, 25, of Jacaranda Road in Bordon, has been charged with murder. She appeared before Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court this morning, where she has been remanded in custody.’
Police are continuing to investigate the alleged murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Emma Crute, the Senior Investigating Officer, added: ‘We would like to hear from any potential witnesses who saw or heard anything on Station Road in Petersfield between 3 and 8 pm on Tuesday.
“Any information can be useful, no matter how unimportant you think it is.”
A preliminary hearing for Jones is scheduled for Monday, May 15.