Arrest Made In Hammonton, NJ Double Murder

By Dan Wing

HAMMONTON, N.J. (CBS) — Authorities in Atlantic County believe they have arrested the man responsible for a vicious double murder that took place in a Hammonton, N.J. home earlier this month.

The bodies of 64-year-old Diana Patterson and her 29-year-old son Ryan were found dead in the early morning hours of November 3rd, after Ryan managed to call 911 and report the attack that had just taken place. (see previous story)

It was an attack that left Ryan with more than 20-stab wounds.

32-year-old Patrick Latko was taken into custody without incident at a residence in Wenonah, charged with being the man behind the violent attack. Authorities discovered a knife on a nearby lawn a few days later, they believe it to be the weapon used in the murders

Latko is currently being held on $2-million bail.

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One Comment

  1. Larry Liason says:

    You’re going to love to read his profile! Especially the comments being left by his former friends. Make sure you read the post he wrote on Ryan’s wall, too!

  2. irony says:

    Good police work.

  3. Carolyn says:

    I am so glad to hear that the perp who committed these murders is about to be arrested!!!

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