In Osage, Iowa, A 13-year old boy named Noah Crooks was arrested for allegedly trying to sexual abuse his own mother, and then shooting her with a hunting rifle.
The investigation by the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office is ongoing into the murder of Gretchen Crooks. They still can find no motive, and have no insight as to where Noah could have gotten his .22 caliber rifle. He’s currently behind held in the North Iowa Juvenile Detention Center, waiting for charges to be filed, where he’ll be tried as a minor.
The twist in the story is that Noah was the one who called 911, reporting the murder. He was said to be very calm on the phone, as if he was in shock.
There has been no history of domestic abuse in the Crook family. In most juvenile sex offense cases, juveniles to other juveniles or siblings, or occasionally adults generally commit it. To have a child sexually abuse its own parent is unheard of.