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Bond increased for Mich. mother in dismemberment case

Donna Scrivo speaks with her lawyer, Feb. 3, 2014. Jon Hewett/CBS Detroit

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - Bond has been raised to $250,000 for a 60-year-old Detroit area woman charged in the dismemberment of her adult son's corpse, which was discovered in garbage bags along rural roadways.

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith says a judge increased Donna Scrivo's bond Tuesday after it was discovered she was not truthful about her finances.

St. Clair Shores District Judge Mark Fratarcangeli set bond Monday at $100,000 during Scrivo's arraignment. Smith says his office filed an emergency motion Tuesday on the bond.

"The people need a very high bond in this case," Smith told the Detroit Free Press. "This defendant represents an obvious danger to the community and to herself and is a significant flight risk."

Smith says Scrivo's St. Clair Shores home is valued at $150,000. He also says she received $175,000 this summer in insurance payments and withdrew $8,100 four days before her arrest last week.

Scrivo is charged with mutilating and illegally removing a corpse.

Authorities told the Free Press that Scrivo filed a missing persons report on her son Jan. 27, claiming he had left and failed to return. His remains were found in bags days later in St. Clair county.

Bags containing Ramsay Scrivo's body parts were dumped last week along roadsides in St. Clair County.

Scrivo had been appointed legal guardian of her 32-year-old son, according to a judge.

  • Crimesider Staff

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