(KUTV) — Investigators found human remains at a Cedar City home during a search for a missing 73-year-old woman, whose son is facing felony charges for allegedly draining her bank accounts and is considered a person of interest in her disappearance.
Court documents state 32-year-old Joshua James Glover was charged on Sept. 8 in the Fifth District Court of Iron County with: abuse or desecration of a human body, a third-degree felony; failure to respond to an officer's signal to stop, a third-degree felony; two counts of purchase, transfer, possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony; two counts of unlawful acquisition, possession or transfer of a financial transaction card, a third-degree felony; possession of use of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; interference with an arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor; and no evidence of security, a class C misdemeanor.
Kay Gosewisch has been missing since April, and authorities believe the human remains found on her Cedar City property are hers. The Medical Examiner's office has yet to release the identity of the remains to the public.
Police say Glover used his mother's debit card 23 times to make $3,000 withdrawals from her account just during July.
According to charging documents, Glover went to the State Bank of Southern Utah in Cedar City on Aug. 7 and attempted to withdraw $5,000 from his mother’s account. The balances had been reduced significantly in recent months.
Staff at the bank told detectives they had not seen Gosewisch since March or April and that is was "very unusual for her not to come into the bank."
Officers entered Gosewisch's home during a welfare check on Aug. 31 due to the suspicious circumstances and observed items that appeared to be suspicious. Police reported seeing large amounts of dried blood in the basement, on the ceiling, walls, and floor. The spots were later determined to be paint splatter.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for Gosewisch's home and located human remains inside a freshly sealed concrete cellar.
"Many pictures, a television, multiple computer monitors, chairs and other items throughout the house had been shot," the warrant states. "The entire home was also covered with cat feces and garbage of all kinds including moldy food."
Police also found packages addressed to Glover that had been opened between April and August. None of the mail was addressed to Gosewisch.
In the backyard, officers discovered a cinderblock shed with a brand-new padlock on the door.
"When we entered the shed, we found what appeared to be a recent concrete pour over a roughly 4 by 4 ft. area along with a sealant that had been used to cover the recent concrete, and nowhere else. We confirmed that the concrete was poured into a previously existing root cellar," the warrant states about where the remains were located.
Ten empty 80-pound bags of concrete were strewn about the shed next to the fresh concrete, and multipole buckets, trays, and mixing tools appeared to have been recently used. The hatch on the cellar had been pried off and set aside, police reported. None of the equipment had been cleaned, including a shovel.
Glover was arrested on Sept. 6--after a short pursuit--on suspicion of possessing stolen credit cards, no proof of vehicle insurance, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and failure to stop at the command of a police officer.
Glover was booked into the Iron County Sheriff's Office after a high-speed chase from police following a tip that Glover had been spotted at the local Smith's grocery store.
At the time of Glover's arrest, he had active warrants in the amount of $25,000 and was a suspect in the death of his mother.
Individuals charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.