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A day later, no sign of son charged in killing

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

7pm UPDATE: Police capture man accused of murdering his mother

LAWRENCEVILLE -- More than a day after an elderly Lawrenceville woman was fatally stabbed in her home, Gwinnett police said there was no sign of her son -- the lone murder suspect -- or the vehicle he was known to drive.

Mark Wilson, 42, is charged with aggravated assault and felony murder in the death of his mother, Phyllis Wilson, 72, who was partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound.

Phyllis's body was discovered by her husband and a caretaker when they came home about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mark, who lived with his parents, was gone, as was the champagne-colored 2006 Toyota Camry (Georgia Tag # ACE 4286).

Police said Mark is schizophrenic, but what allegedly caused him to snap is under investigation. He has no arrest history in Gwinnett, and there's no indication of protective orders filed against him in county court records.

Regarding the Wilsons' Simonton Glen Way home, Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said, "We've had a couple of calls there over the years, but nothing terribly interesting."

Gwinnett police have responded to an animal complaint and false house alarm at the residence. Fire department personnel have made several medical calls to the home, Smith said.

Earlier this year, the victim's husband, Raymond, reported $6,400 missing from the home. An in-home nurse was the only listed suspect and no arrests were made, Smith said.

Anyone with information on Mark Wilson's whereabouts is asked to call Gwinnett police at 770-513-5300. Police advise anyone who encounters him to use caution.