Updated 08/01/2012 02:04 PM
New details released in Westerlo murder investigation
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WESTERLO, N.Y. -- The Albany County Sheriff's Office is releasing more information about the death of a Westerlo man whose mother has been charged with his murder.
Tracey Zetzsche, 52, is being held without bail on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of her son, Gabriel Philby-Zetzsche. The 22-year-old was found dead Monday at the apartment he shared with his mother on Route 143. When deputies arrived on the scene, they said it was obvious the body had been there for quite some time and there were signs of trauma to his head and face.
An autopsy determined the cause of death to be a stab wound to the heart and brain injuries caused by blunt force trauma.
Tracey Zetzsche told investigators that she couldn't remember how she received bruising and cuts to her hands and body.
The sheriff's office said blood-soaked clothes and bedding were found in the trash along with the murder weapons - knives and a hammer.
Tracey Zetzsche had been staying in the apartment with her son's body for several days, according to the sheriff.
She was arraigned in the Town of Westerlo Court and is being held at the Albany County Correctional Facility without bail.