The man accused of murdering a 23-year-old Florida mother allegedly told police that before his death he had had an “intimate relationship” with the victim, who was the daughter of the suspect’s girlfriend.
Perrin Damron was reported missing Saturday night when she was unable to pick up her son from school.
Phone records showed that her last location was at Westergard’s home in the city of Jupiter, better known as “beach town.”
Westergard told Damron’s mother that they smoked marijuana Friday night and then went to eat at IHOP. He said he took her home later. The man stated that he was drugged and did not remember what time he left her at home.
According to an affidavit, detectives attempted to contact Westergard at his home on Sept. 5 for a consensual interview and arrived at his residence just as he was pulling his SUV out of the driveway.
They followed him into wooded terrain and at the scene detectives noticed what appeared to be blood on the vehicle. He said he had “an incident” but did not elaborate.
During a search warrant at Westergard’s home, a blood-like substance was found in a garbage trailer.
After observing the physical evidence, the detectives requested assistance from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit.
At that point, Westergard broke down and confessed that she fell by the pool, hit her head, and that when he found her she was unconscious. According to the arrest report, Westergard said he then wrapped his body, tied it to a cinder block, and threw it over a bridge near Indiantown.
Westergard was arrested and charged with first-degree murder without bail.