A 55-year-old woman on the island of Funen was stabbed and killed by her own son on Thursday.
Her 21-year-old son voluntarily went to Odense University Hospital's psychiatric unit and told personnel that he had killed his mother. When hospital staff alerted police, officers arrived at the woman's home to find her dead from repeated stab wounds.
Funen Police said in a press release that the murder weapon was found at the address but that the timing of the death was uncertain. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
Speaking to BT, police spokesman Henrik Justesen said it was too soon to speculate on a motive.
“We don't know but we are clearly talking about a sick man because it isn't normal to kill your mother,” he said.
Local news site fynsk.dk reported that the 21-year-old man was receiving psychiatric treatment. He was an inpatient at the hospital's psychiatric ward until this summer when he was released under an outpatient treatment plan.
The man is due to make a preliminary court appearance on Friday.