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Mother accused of dismemberment donated 2 cars likely linked to the crime

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Donna Scrivo at her arraignment Monday, Feb. 3 Donna Scrivo at her arraignment Monday, Feb. 3
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Donna Scrivo, the St. Clair Shores mother accused of removing and dismembering her son's dead body, donated two vehicles to Mother Waddles within days before she was arrested.

"We have thousands of people every year that donate their car to Mother Waddles to do good and to help low income families. We didn't know the whole set of circumstances behind this car," says Rick Frazier. In hindsight, he says the circumstances are nothing short of surreal.

The same day investigators found Ramsay Scrivo's remains in garbage bags along a St. Clair County road, the Detroit charity received an urgent call from an eager donor - Donna Scrivo.

"At 5 o'clock that same day she's calling Mother Waddles saying, 'I want my car picked up but I need it picked up as soon as possible,'" Frazier remembers.

It was a 1996 Chevy Trailblazer. Investigators believe she used it to dump her son's remains.

And just three days before that donation, she had made another one.

"On January 27 she gave another car to Mother Waddles, a 2006 Ford Focus, on the date that she said her son was missing. So, the question is, was that her son's car?" says Frazier.

St. Clair Shores police executed a search warrant for both vehicles at Mother Waddles looking for evidence, namely saliva or blood that may have been inside either vehicle as quote "a result of the intentional death of Ramsay David Scrivo."

"The person that took the phone call was like, 'Oh my God, I talked to this lady at 5 o'clock. This is the car she used to dispose of the body parts.' The tow company was like, 'Oh my gosh, I towed that car in, there was blood in the back seat,'" Frazier says.

Investigators say the Trailblazer is being processed at a state police crime lab, but they are saying if either vehicle once belonged to Ramsay Scrivo. Both vehicles are registered to his mother. She obtained a title for the Trailblazer the morning she was arrested.

Scrivo was charged with removing and dismembering her son's body Monday, but stiffer charges could be on the way. On Tuesday a judge increased her bond from $100,000 to $250,000 in response to an emergency motion by the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office.

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