A 42-year-old Bucks County man was charged Saturday with the murder of his girlfriend, whose body was found Friday night in the back of his SUV, according to authorities.

Jason K. Lutey, 42, is charged with killing his girlfriend, Colleen Patterson, in their New Britain Borough home.
BUCKS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Jason K. Lutey, 42, is charged with killing his girlfriend, Colleen Patterson, in their New Britain Borough home.

Jason K. Lutey of New Britain Borough is charged with killing Colleen Patterson, 46, with whom he lived, Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said in a news release.

Lutey's sister called 911 around 8:30 p.m. Friday to say her brother had killed his girlfriend, according to the probable-cause affidavit.

An officer from Central Bucks Regional Police Department went to the home in the 100 block of Keeley Avenue and spoke to Lutey, who said Patterson's body was in his car. The officer found the body, wrapped in a white cloth with red stains that appeared to be blood, in the back of Lutey's 2018 Toyota Highlander SUV, parked in the driveway.

Lutey was arraigned by video before a district judge and is being held without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 18.

Police and county detectives are investigating.