27-year-old facing murder, mutilation charges for father's death

Investigators work around a dumpster in the 3500 block of Davison Road, where a possible homicide was reported.
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FLINT (WJRT) (3/26/2020) - A 27-year-old man has been charged with open murder and mutilation of a dead body in the death of his 50-year-old father this week.

Police found the body of Aron Scott Reeves in a dumpster near some businesses on Davison Road between Center and Averill roads around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

A business owner said someone who is known to dumpster dive found a trash bag containing body parts and told him. The business owner then called police.

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Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said investigators found Reeves' entire body in several bags, along with other key pieces of evidence. Fingerprints led police to a residence on Tiptree Path in Flint.

Police found more evidence in trash bags by the curb in front of that residence, Leyton said. That led police to obtain a search warrant for inside the residence, where the father and son lived together.

Leyton said investigators found blood in multiple places and a circular saw, which he believes the son used to dismember his father's body. Authorities believe Reeves died of stab wounds.

Leyton believes the son had help to carry out the crimes.

"It's not easy to carry or drag a corpse, even when cut up, that distance," he said. "So one would suggest that there had been help, but we're still investigating that issue."

Reeves' 27-year-old son was arrested after investigators served a search warrant of the home. He remained in the Genesee County Jail on Thursday while awaiting arraignment.