EVERETT, Wash. -- A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on murder charges after his mother was found dead in her Everett apartment on Friday.

Everett Police responded to the residence at 8224 5th Ave West around 2:30 p.m. Friday after receiving a complaint about an open door.

Upon arriving, they found a deceased woman inside.

Police say after serving a search warrant and processing the scene, the 16-year-old was arrested on Saturday evening.

Police say the son, who initially called 911, was booked into the Denny Juvenile Justice Center on murder charges.

Police said due to his age, the identity of the boy will not be released.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office has not yet released the identity or cause and manner of death for the female victim.

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