Travis Lewton told police he killed his mother by strangling her and then tried to dispose of her body behind their south Toledo home, according to court documents.

TOLEDO, Ohio – A 31-year-old Toledo man was arrested for murder Saturday and later told police he killed his own mother at their south Toledo home, according to reports. Toledo Municipal Court document.

Toledo police also confirmed to WTOL 11 that a woman in her 70s was killed.

Travis Lewton was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with aggravated murder before being booked into the Lucas County Jail.

According to a court document, Lewton told detectives he attacked his mother after she came home and choked her until she stopped breathing.

Lewton says he then took the body to a ravine behind his home in the 1800 block of Wildwood before setting the body on fire and stuffing it into a sewer pipe.

Lewton also told detectives he had been thinking about killing his mother for about a week.

Lewton will be arraigned Monday in Toledo Municipal Court.

This is a developing story. Stay with WTOL 11 for the latest information as it becomes available.

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