Murder Suspect Headed Back To Montrose

The man accused of bludgeoning his mother to death in her home last month is in transit from the jurisdiction in Ohio where he was arrested on a traffic complaint.

Karsten Persson, 37, reportedly waived extradition and is being driven back to Montrose to face allegations of first-degree murder. He could arrive early next week, District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller said.

Persson is accused of killing his mother, Liv Åse Persson, 71. Police responding to a friend’s concern discovered her body Oct. 27 inside of her home on Sonoma Court.

Her manner of death was ruled homicide and its cause was multiple craniocerebral injuries from non-accidental, blunt-force trauma, according to the Montrose County Coroner’s Office.

Karsten Persson was arrested in Henry County Ohio on a traffic complaint. A short time after his arrest, the sheriff there learned he was wanted in Montrose.

Montrose Police detectives flew to Ohio to interview Persson and served the warrant. The FBI and other agencies are assisting in the case.

2017-11-16T12:58:27+00:00