Man accused of abusing his mother’s corpse back in Denton to face tampering charges

A man police suspect of abusing the body of his dead mother has been brought back to Denton.

Isaac Warriner has waived his extradition from Love County, Oklahoma, which is about 55 miles north of Denton, and has been transported by detectives to the Denton City Jail, according to a statement from police.

Warriner is facing abuse of corpse and tampering with evidence charges in connection with the ongoing suspicious death investigation of his mother, Sarah Warriner, 65, police said.

Denton police are working with the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office and the Denton County District Attorney to determine if any additional charges will be filed.

Denton police responded to a report of a suspicious man in the 2400 block of Stockbridge Road shortly before 10 p.m. on May 5.

Police entered a Denton apartment through an unlocked door to check on any residents and found a woman’s body.

Police said it appeared she had been there for some time. Before the son’s arrest in Oklahoma, police said they did not find the suspicious person in the area of the apartment but he was believed to be a suspect.

Warriner’s father, Kenneth Warriner, said that his son has been battling mental problems for months and had suffered a mental breakdown prior to his mother’s death.

Kenneth Warriner said his son was involved in a traffic accident in 2018 that was traumatic, and had stayed at several rehabilitation centers in recent months.

This story includes information from the Star-Telegram archives.

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