Ex-girlfriend: Estacada man erratic before beheading mom

Heather Suydam noticed a drastic change in Joshua Webb's behavior

Joshua Webb, 36, allegedly walked into an Estacada grocery store with a human head and stabbed an employee, May 14, 2017. (CCSO)

ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of an Oregon man accused of killing his mother on Mother’s Day and then cutting off her head and carrying it into a store says her ex-boyfriend’s eyes “did not look right” beginning two months before the incident.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday that court documents state Heather Suydam noticed a drastic change in Joshua Webb’s behavior before the incident.

The 36-year-old Webb remains held in jail on charges of murder and abuse of a corpse in the May 14 death of his mother, 59-year-old Tina Webb.

Suydam told authorities that Webb called her on April 8 “and told her about an ‘odd squid pulsing sensation’ he was having in the back of the head.” Webb also faces charges in the stabbing of a cashier and death of his dog at the family home.