Blasting News reported on the story of the blood-soaked Oregon man who walked into the Harvest Market Thriftway in Estacada on Sunday afternoon, carrying a knife in one hand and what appeared to be a human head in the other. The man then attacked a checkout clerk in the Grocery Store with the knife and was overpowered by other workers and arrested.

At the same time, there was a report of a dead woman in Colton, some 12 miles from the grocery store in Estacada. That victim has now been identified as the man’s mother. Now, an Oregon father is trying to understand why his son killed his mother, 59-year-old Tina Marie Webb, by decapitating her on Mother’s Day.

The suspect has now been identified as 36-year-old Joshua Lee Webb.

Father says he never saw signs his son would do something like this

According to David Webb, his son Joshua had never showed any signs that he might be capable of such a horrific crime. Joshua reportedly has vision problems and was receiving Social Security payments, but otherwise seemed to be fine. As noted by USA Today, Webb had told the Associated Press that if he had known there was a problem with his son, he would have done something about it.

Suspect was almost 'catatonic' after the arrest

According to police, they found Joshua to be almost “catatonic” at the time they arrested him.

The interim police chief of Sandy, Or., said when they arrested the suspect, the only thing he said to them was that he was thirsty. Ernie Roberts, whose police department provides service to Estacada, said he wouldn’t speak to anybody.

According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Joshua had killed his mother by decapitating her at the family’s rural home in Colton on Sunday afternoon.

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He then drove the 12 miles to the Thriftway grocery store in Estacada, soaked in blood and carrying a large knife and his mother’s head. He then stabbed a checkout clerk, 66-year-old Michael Wagner, and was subdued and arrested. Wagner was hospitalized and is expected to survive the attack.

Mother had said her son was depressed

According to Webb, his wife had told him she believed Joshua was depressed, but he thought nothing of it, as he had seen no sign of any problems. He did say they had bought their son a dog when he requested one recently. Now Webb is looking for answers after losing both his wife and his son in one day. He said he has waited all his life to retire with his wife and now is unable to.

The New York Post reports that customers of the Thriftway in Estacada had placed balloons and lit candles near the parking lot on Monday as a tribute to the checkout clerk, along with a large, signed get well poster.

Joshua Webb has been booked on charges of both the murder of his mother and the attempted murder of the Estacada checkout clerk.