DEETH (AP) - A 51-year-old Elko County woman with a criminal
record that includes elder abuse has been arrested on suspicion of
murdering her 76-year-old mother.
Elko County Undersheriff Rocky Gonzalez says Mary Lou Wise's
body was found partially buried yesterday afternoon in the backyard
of the Deeth home she shared with her daughter, Teresa Wise, about
35 miles east of Elko off Interstate 80.
Teresa Wise was arrested without incident later in the day after
returning to the home, located behind the ranching community's post
The victim is a former Deeth postmaster and another daughter,
Doris, is the current postmaster.
Gonzalez says the victim's body was found in a shallow grave
with brush over it, and the suspect was previously arrested for
elder abuse and several drug charges.
While a weapon was found in the home, investigators did not say
how the elder Wise was killed.
Thanks to Lori Gilbert of KELK/KLKO
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