Gary Martin told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Wednesday that Maplewood detectives told him the remains were of his mother, 62-year-old Barbara Johnson. St. Louis police call her death “suspicious,” and homicide detectives are investigating.
Johnson was last seen May 16. Her purse and belongings were found a few days later in the middle of a busy street near her apartment.
A railroad maintenance worker found a severed leg Monday afternoon.