Son charged in mother’s murder

By Patrick Donachie

A man was charged with the murder of his mother after she had gone missing, according to the NYPD. The news came hours after police confirmed human remains had been found in a lake in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Roman S. Gorbunova, 21, was charged with murder in the second degree for the death of Lyubova Gorbunova, 58. Police confirmed a body had been recovered with in Flushing Meadows. The body was found at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Police could not confirm it was Gorbunova, 58, who has missing since Sept. 27 at 9 a.m., but the New York Post reported that police had been searching the park for her remains.

Gorbunova went missing from her residence in Rego Park. The Post said police suspected the woman’s son of murdering her and dumping her body inside the park. According to the Post, the son had been arrested Friday. In addition to the murder charge, he was charged with criminal concealment of a corpse and criminal possession of a weapon.

A spokesman for the NYPD said that they could only confirm a body had been recovered and could not yet speak about the identity.

Reach reporter Patrick Donachie by e-mail at pdonachie@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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