The death of a Meriden mother whose remains were found in Waterbury in August has been ruled a homicide.
Perrie Mason was reported missing in August. Her remains were found in Waterbury days after she disappeared.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the cause of death as homicidal violence of unknown etiology and the manner of death a homicide.
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No one has been officially charged in her death.
Mason, a 31-year-old single mother of two boys, moved to Connecticut from Hawaii to get a fresh start with her two sons. Her ex-boyfriend, Jason Watson, was arrested and accused of strangling Mason days before her disappearance. In court previously, the judge and prosecution called him a suspect in her disappearance.
According to the arrest affidavit, Watson called Meriden police on Sunday, Aug. 18 to report that Mason might be missing, but that she also might be at her friend's house and that she was mad at him. He told officers that he would call them again if she didn't show up at work, police said.
The case remains under investigation.