WALDORF, MD. (WUSA9) – Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 32-year-old Waldorf man in connection with the murder of his mother.
Mario Marchell Dunn is accused of stabbing his mother, Swanda Ruegenea Dunn, 57, while they were driving home from a relative’s house.
Her body was found on January 11th on Old Washington Road, near Smallwood Drive.
Police said that after the murder, Dunn removed his mother from the vehicle and left her in the roadway.
Loved ones said Swanda Dunn was a long time employee with the DC Department of Corrections and is described as kind, loving, and someone who enjoyed life.
Deputies found the victim with no ID.
The sheriff’s department posted pictures of Swanda Dunn’s tattoos on Facebook to ask for help identifying her body.
Dunn was arrested when police recovered evidence linking him to the crime after serving a search warrant