(Mattydale) The Onondaga County Sheriff' charged    56-year old Robert K. Teachout with arson and murder Friday afternoon, in the death of his elderly father, 83-year old Robert Teachout, who found dead in their burning home on Garden City Drive in Mattydale.

Firefighters responded to a fire at the home, located  off Route 11 at around 6 am Friday. When they arrived on the scene they found the body of the elderly Teachout. His son, Robert K Teachout, was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh had said evidence at the scene indicated that the fire was suspicious in nature. Charges were filed after investigators asked a lot of questions.

"we're talking to people in the neighborhood . . people that know the family . . we're collecting evidence at the potential crime scene," said Walsh.