Jonathan Michael Warner is accused of killing his mother, Vivian Wolff. The body of the 62-year-old woman was found Tuesday in the apartment she rented in the 14000 block of Flower Street. Her son lived with her there.
Detectives had been looking for Warner after finding his mother's body, describing her son at the time only as a "person of interest."
A witness spotted Warner walking in the area of Ninth and College in Garden Grove Thursday afternoon. The witness had seen news reports that police were looking for him and contacted authorities.
Police say when officers arrived and tried to talk to Warner, he assaulted an officer and tried to run away on foot. Officers quickly caught up with him and took him into custody.
Police say after questioning, Warner confessed to murdering his mother. He was booked in Orange County Jail.
UPDATE: The vict shared a room with her son, Jonathan Michael Warner. Warner has not been seen since Friday (8/2) & considered a person of interest.— Garden Grove Police (@GardenGrovePD) August 8, 2019
If anyone knows his whereabouts or has info regarding this, plz ☎️ Det. DesBiens at 714-741-5810.https://t.co/J6h2R0TOXF pic.twitter.com/3RO21cRsql