Thomas J. Matejcek killed his mother, her boyfriend

Thomas J. Matejcek (Sheriff of Manatee County

Thomas J. Matejcek (Manatee County Sheriff’s Office), Sean Harrison Sr. and Patricia Matejcek (GoFundMe)

A 36-year-old man in Florida has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother and her boyfriend in a “very gruesome” manner in their recreational vehicle (RV) last week. Thomas J. Matejcek was taken into custody Friday and charged with two counts of second-degree murder – non-intentional in the double murder of Patricia Matejcek, 62, and her boyfriend, Sean Harrison Sr., 55. records reviewed by Law&Crime Show.

According to a news release from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 12:06 p.m. on Friday, October 10, officers responded to a 911 call about a woman in distress at the Arbor Terrace RV Park in the 200 block of 55th Avenue Terrace West. The caller was a neighbor who told emergency dispatchers that she heard a woman screaming for help on the neighboring property.

When first responders arrived at the scene a few minutes later, they said they entered the RV and saw two adults – later identified as Sean Harrison and Patricia Matejcek – lying on the floor of the RV. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The first officer to arrive on the scene also reported that as he drove to the RV, he saw an adult male fleeing the scene on foot.

After a brief search by officers accompanied by the sheriff’s K-9 unit, authorities said they were able to locate the escaped man – later identified as Matejcek – in a shopping center parking lot on 14th Street West. He was arrested a few minutes after police arrived at the scene.

“I commend the numerous officers who converged on this area and quickly arrested Matejcek for this senseless crime,” Manatee County Sheriff Rick Wells said in a statement.

Authorities remained tight-lipped about the circumstances of the alleged double murder and did not speculate about a possible motive for the murders. But a sheriff’s office spokesman said the scene in Pamela Matejcek and Sean Harrison’s mobile home was particularly disturbing.

Olly Dawes

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