Police: Florida Man charged with his mother's murder, after body found in apartment

A day after a woman was found dead in an apartment, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has arrested her son for her murder.

According to JSO, they were called to the apartment off 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.

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