In a shocking incident in Middletown Township, a 32-year-old man named Justin Mohn has been arrested for the gruesome murder of his father. The crime, which occurred inside their home on Upper Orchard Drive, was brought to light on Tuesday when Mohn disturbingly displayed his father’s decapitated head in a YouTube video.
Authorities responded to a call at 145 Upper Orchard Drive around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, after the victim’s wife reported finding a deceased male in the house. The Middletown Township Police discovered a horrific scene: an elderly man’s body was found in the first-floor bathroom with his head severed. The head was chillingly located in a cooking pot, inside a plastic bag in a nearby bedroom. A machete and a large knife, believed to be the murder weapons, were found in the bathtub, along with bloody rubber gloves in various parts of the house.
The victim was later identified as 68-year-old Michael F. Mohn, who resided in the house with his wife and son, Justin Mohn. At the time police arrived, Justin was missing, and so was Michael’s white 2009 Toyota Corolla.
Further investigations led to the discovery of a 14-minute video on YouTube, in which Justin Mohn, wearing similar gloves to those found at the scene, was seen holding his father’s decapitated head, identifying him both by name and as his father.
Hours after the murder, Justin Mohn was apprehended by the Fort Indiantown Gap Police Department. He faces charges of first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse, and possession of an instrument of crime. He was arraigned without bail by Magisterial District Judge Lisa J. Gaier and is currently detained at the Bucks County Correctional Facility.
The case is under thorough investigation by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, Middletown Township Police Department, with support from the FBI and Fort Indiantown Gap Police Department. Deputy District Attorney Ashley C. Towhey and Assistant District Attorney Christine Sassane are assigned to prosecute the case.