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Son suspected in killing his mother in Golden Hills made suicidal statements before her death, report says

Posted at 11:15 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 02:34:42-05

BAKERSFIELD,Calif. — 55-year-old Guadalupe Adams lived off of Quail Springs Road with her son Madison Adams in Tehachapi.

On January 8., Guadalupe was found dead in her bedroom bathroom, by her daughter Jaquelin Tirado.

Guadalupe was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the head and according to police, was killed by her 27-year-old son Madison.

These new documents filed with the Kern County Superior Court state, Tirado found it odd that her brother was not there. She says Madison had recently moved back into the house.

She also states, she spoke to Madison earlier that day asking for their mother.

Madison told her, their mother left for work around 6:30 a.m. and he was with his friend David Downs around 7 a.m.

Deputies later spoke to Downs who said he had not seen Madison all day, but he made “suicidal statements the day before to him.”

Tirado told authorities it was even more peculiar that her mother's silver 2017 Nissan was also missing because Madison does not generally drive her vehicle and Ubers everywhere.

She also called and spoke to Madison shortly after seeing blood on her mother's bed and finding her body.

Tirado told Madison their mother had died and to come home immediately.

Madison said he would be home in an hour. Three hours soon passed and he never arrived and stopped answering the phone.

According to documents, law enforcement did an emergency ping off of Madison's cell phone.

It showed Madison was driving through Barstow towards Baker in the direction of Las Vegas, Nevada.

His sister also told authorities that he had a girlfriend who lives in Vegas and believed that's where he was headed.

As we reported California Highway Patrol found Madison driving his vehicle on the northbound shoulder of Interstate 15.

The high-risk traffic stop soon turned into an officer-involved shooting, where Madison died.

This forced Interstate 15 to shut down for nearly 24 hours.

The documents state that Madison was an avid hunter and had access to multiple firearms.

As of now, 23ABC is still awaiting the autopsy report for Madison Adams from the San Bernardino County Sheriffs.