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.

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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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