Albany Man Arrested for the Murder of His Mother

Posted on April 17, 2023

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, at about 9:23pm Albany Police Department received a 911 call from the 1500 block of Del Rio Ave SE, Albany, Linn County, OR.  The 911 call was an open line and sounds of disturbance were heard.  Officers responded to the area and located Michael Flitcroft (45) in the street near the residence.  Flitcroft was detained by police without incident.  Officers were alerted to the inside of the residence where they found Flitcroft’s mother, Suzanne Smith (67) deceased from apparent homicidal violence.  Suzanne Smith and her husband, Stewart Smith, are long-time residents of Albany and lived at the residence alone with their pets.

Michael Flitcroft has been arrested on multiple charges related to this incident including Murder in the Second Degree.  Michael Flitcroft was also arrested for assault in the fourth degree for injuring Stewart Smith.  Albany Police are continuing their investigation with the assistance of the Linn County Sheriff Office, Linn County Medical Examiner Office, and Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division.

Albany Police Detectives are asking the public for information on Michael Flitcroft’s whereabouts from 4/13/23 to the date and time of this incident.  Please contact the detective line at 541-917-7686.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional information will be released at this time.

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