Jacksonville, FL - A day after a woman was found dead in a Westside apartment, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has arrested her son for her murder.
According to JSO, they were called to the apartment off of 103rd Street on Wednesday for a well-being check request. Police say when they arrived the suspect, 42-year-old Jacob Chavers, told police that the victim, 72-year-old Faye Hay, was in the hospital.
After that, police say Chavers was seen fleeing the apartment. Officers then discovered Hay's body inside.
During the investigation, a witness told police that Chavers attacked Hay several times with a hammer and then continued to live in the apartment with her body inside.
Police later tracked down Chavers using a police K-9. We're told Chavers did sustain a dog bite while trying to escape.
Chavers is now being charged with murder.
103rd Street JSO Murder Arrest— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) September 12, 2019
Jacob Chavers has been arrested for killing his mother, 72-years-old, Faye Janice Hay. The suspect struck the victim several times with a hammer. The suspect continued to live in the residence while the victim was deceased inside. pic.twitter.com/g22GgcrGC2