Published On: Wed, Sep 18th, 2019

Inverness teen Carlos Hallowell charged with murdering mother, Denise Hallowell

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office announced that Carlos Hallowell has been charged with the July murder of his mother, Denise Hallowell, a Citrus County teacher.

Denise Hallowell, 57, was found dead the night of July 13 by her son, who told investigators he was awoken by barking dogs to find a gruesome scene.

Carlos Hallowell arrested murder mother

Carlos Hallowell

Police now say that their 9-week investigation revealed “hidden digital evidence” point to Carlos Hallowell, 17, as the killer, charged with first-degree, premeditated murder.

He told deputies he discovered his “mother’s brutally murdered body,” according to police, referring to the July discovery.

“No two cases are ever the same and this particular case had many unique technological challenges making it one of a kind,” Sheriff Mike Prendergast said in the release. “The tireless work of our High Tech Crimes Unit and the assistance of The United States Secret Service, brought the much needed hidden digital evidence to the forefront paving the way for the arrest.”

Patrol units, crime scene specialists, major crimes unit, dive teams, high tech crimes unit, secret service, the state attorney’s office and Citrus County residents worked together to allow deputies to make an arrest.

“Justice has been partially served today and only when Carlos is finally convicted for his despicable actions, will we be satisfied,” the officials stated.

Carols was detained at the Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Ocala, and will remain there until a grand jury makes a decision within a month’s time to continue with prosecutions, Assistant State Attorney Pete Magrino said on Tuesday.

An emergency call came in at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and sheriff’s-office deputies found Denise Hallowell deceased in her Inverness home at 4419 S. Dodge Point off Old Floral City Road near Fort Cooper Road.

Prendergast would not elaborate on how Hallowell died, but described it as “gruesome” at a Tuesday press conference, adding it was the most “unprecedented” scene he’s encountered.

“It’s something that shocks your senses,” he said.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation continues.

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