SPRING, Texas – Prosecutors said Wednesday that a 22-year-old man from Philadelphia strangled his grandmother and great grandmother in their Spring home with a chord, or “something similar” before killing them last month and hiding their bodies.
Jaryd Ramos, 22, is charged with capital murder in connection with the deaths of his 59-year-old grandmother, Barbara Gromley, and his 90-year-old great grandmother, Regina Gromley.
Lt. Scott Spencer, of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, said investigators received information about a missing persons case that may be connected to a body that was found Sunday behind an abandoned church in The Woodlands. That body was later identified as Barbara Gromley.
Spencer said that detectives went to the victim’s home and interviewed Ramos, who gave investigators permission to search the home, which is when investigators found Regina Gromley’s body inside a trash can behind the residence.
Ramos, who had been living with the two women since July, admitted to killing his relatives Nov. 5, Spencer said. Ramos also admitted to dumping Barbara Gromley’s body behind the church Nov. 25, Spencer said.
"Seeing a family member do this to another family member is just awful," said Montgomery County District Attorney Division Chief Donna Burkey, who is the prosecutor on the case.
"He's not remorseful at all," said Spencer. "He's been very cooperative in sharing the information with detectives but he didn't show any remorse."
“He just said he was tired of them,” Spencer added when asked about Ramos’ motivation for the killings. “He just said that a couple of times.”