Man charged with murdering mother in northeast Alabama

Suspect is also the brother to a law enforcement employee

COLLINSVILLE, Alabama (WDEF) – Investigators in Northeast Alabama have charged a man with killing his mother.

Emergency officials responded a home in Collinsville (below Fort Payne) on Tuesday night and found the body of 62 year old Sandra Jelks in her living room.

She was the mother of a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office employee, so they had neighboring Cherokee County investigate the case.

The Cherokee County investigators picked up Bruce Lee Jones on unrelated charges,

He is also a son of the victim.

They charged him with murder on Friday.

Neither agency is releasing more information on the case other than DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden’s statement:

“It’s unfortunate that this horrible crime happened in the peaceful community of Collinsville. Our DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office family has suffered a tragic loss and we ask for your prayers for the family of Sandra Jelks and the employee who lost a mother. I would like to thank the offices of Sheriff Jeff Shaver and District Attorney Mike O’Dell for Investigating this horrendous murder. I would also like to thank the Collinsville Police Department, Fort Payne Police Department, Rainsville Police Department and the DeKalb County E.M.A. for their assistance in the investigation.”

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