After the arrest of a 33-year-old woman on Wednesday for the death of her own brother by Colorado authorities now comes the arrest of their mother who, it turns out, is also a suspect in her son’s murder.
68-year old Deborah Sue Rudibaugh was arrested on Friday and will be facing a first-degree murder charge for the death of her son, Jacob Millison. Rudibaugh’s daughter and the sister of the victim, Stephanie Jackson was arrested two days earlier than her mother, near the ranch where the victim’s remains were found last year.
The victim was first reported missing in May 2015 and was the subject of an official missing person report later that year. He was 29 when he disappeared.
Authorities said the remains discovered last year were Millison’s. The cause of the victim’s death has been established already by the authorities, but authorities have decided not to disclose the information to the public yet.
Gunnison County Undersheriff Mark Mykol offered few details regarding Rudibaugh. He only confirmed that the victim’s mother is a suspect in his death.
Jackson is accused of planning her brother’s murder so that she can control the 700-acre family ranch estimated to be worth millions of dollars. She was booked into jail with bond set at $500,000. She is expected to face a slew of charges including murder and tampering with a corpse.
Even after Jackson has been arrested, and joined by her mother now, Mykol said the investigation into Millison’s murder will continue.
Rudibaugh is also being held without bond for murder charges, although it remains unclear what her role in the murder, as well as her possible motive for participating in the killing of her own son.