SACRAMENTO, CA (Natomas) – Detectives have arrested the son of a woman found deceased and buried in the backyard of a Natomas home Thursday evening.

On Thursday evening around 7:45, officers from the Sacramento Police Department arrived at a residence in the 1300 block of Trail End Way for a fight call.

When officers arrived, they determined two family members had just been involved in a physical fight. After separating the two adult male family members, officers discovered what appears to be a deceased body of a female, concealed under dirt and debris in the backyard.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene and started their investigation.

A preliminary investigation revealed one of the subjects involved in the disturbance, lives at the single family residence with his mother; this subject is being considered a person of interest and was transported to police headquarters to be interviewed by detectives. Multiple witnesses from the neighborhood were also interviewed by police.

At this time, detectives believe this incident is not a random act, and they continue to actively determine the circumstances surrounding this case. The identity of the victim is pending the coroner’s examination.

Update: Sacramento Police announced Friday night that they arrested 41-year-old Scott Boyer, the son of the deceased, for murder. Boyer has been booked and is being held in the Sacramento Main Jail, ineligible for bail.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

This incident is ongoing and more information will be posted once available.

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