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Son arrested for murdering 78-year-old mom

Ronnie Cook (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Ronnie Cook (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Ronnie Cook (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Ronnie S. Cook (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A Richmond man was arrested and charged with murdering his mother.

Police picked up Ronnie S. Cook, 44, of no known address, Sunday night at a hotel along the 2600 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.

Cook is also charged with robbery and grand larceny.

Police were called to the 1900 block of Cedar St. Sunday afternoon after a family member found 78-year-old Emma B. Cook’s body.

She was dead from an apparent stab wound, according to  Richmond Police.

“Detectives quickly developed leads in the investigation, including the fact that the victim’s vehicle was missing,” police said. “Patrol officers spotted the vehicle at [the] hotel.”

The Medical Examiner will determine Emma Cook’s cause of death. Cook worked as a custodian at a local school, according to friends.