UPDATED 9:30 p.m.
James City County police have charged 34-year-old Michael Alan Webb with second degree murder in connection with the death of his 64-year-old mother, Edna Webb, whose body was found in the kitchen of her home in the Brookside Haven subdivision Wednesday morning.
According to police, the cause of death appears to be blunt force trauma, but investigators are still waiting for results from the autopsy.
Michael Alan Webb was located near the home, at the Happy Shopper on Pocahontas Trail. He was taken into custody without incident and was subsequently arrested and charged.
Michael Alan Webb is being held at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bond, according to a police department news release.
UPDATED 1:30 p.m.
James City County police have released the age of the victim of a suspected homicide, whose body was found inside the Brookside Haven subdivision Wednesday morning.
The victim is a 64-year-old woman who lives in the subdivision. Police are currently investigating the manner and cause of her death.
According to a county news release, one man associated with the victim was taken into custody without incident and is being questioned by police as a person of interest. He was located nearby at the Happy Shopper on Pocahontas Trail.
Police were dispatched to the Brookside Haven home, in the 1800 block of Ferrell Drive, shortly after 10 a.m. to check on the welfare of the victim after she did not show up to work.
Officers arrived and found the front door to be locked, but went in through a rear door and located a victim in the kitchen area of the home, the release stated.
UPDATED 1:06 p.m.
Police received a call shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday when the alleged victim didn’t show up to work and did a welfare check at the home, according to Deputy Chief Steve Rubino.
When police arrived at the home they were unsure if a suspect was still upstairs or not, Rubino said. A SWAT team was called in an attempt gain entry.
Police located a person believed to be involved at the Happy Shopper Gas Station, up the road. He was walking at the time.
No details on the cause of death, Rubino said. Police are waiting to obtain a search warrant for the residence.
Rubino said there appeared to be “some effort to conceal what had happened.”
Police are waiting on the arrival of the medical examiner to determine more about the death.
A suspect in custody has not been charged.
Two firefighters are on the scene with Battalion Chief Al Catlett of the James City County Fire Department, as support for this operation.
Resident Anthony Holmes who lives on the same 1800 block of Ferrell Drive said the neighborhood is generally quiet.
“This is a very low-crime neighborhood so…for something like this to happen–this is why people are just shocked,” Holmes said. “This is a nice neighborhood. It’s a working-class neighborhood.”
UPDATED 12:30 p.m.
One person is in custody after James City County police found a body inside a home located in the 1800 block of Ferrell Drive, Deputy Chief Steve Rubino said Wednesday.
Police, who arrived on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. are treating the incident as a possible homicide occurring in the Brookside Haven subdivision where the home is located, Rubino said
About a dozen people have clamored around the crime scene.
Alan Braxton lives a couple houses up from where the alleged homicide took place. His sister Donna Palmer, who visits him on occasion said they were on their way to a church event at 11 a.m. and saw the police cars.
Also on the scene are James City County safety Command Center and Commonwealth’s attorney Nate Green.
Earlier this morning, as a precaution police asked school officials to place James River Elementary School on a lockdown, which has since been lifted, Rubino said.
UPDATE 12:05 p.m.
James City County Police have released the James River Elementary School lockdown.
ORIGINAL: James City County police are investigating a possible homicide at a residence in the 1800 block of Ferrell Drive, near James River Elementary School, Deputy Chief Steve Rubino said Wednesday.
Just before 10 a.m., officers arrived on the scene in the Brookside Haven subdivision, where the home is located.
As a precaution police asked school officials to place James River Elementary School on a lockdown, Rubino said.
At this point police say they have one person in custody. One person is dead and the victim was found in the home.
Betsy Overkamp-Smith, spokesperson for the school division, said all information on the incident will come from police.
Police are not releasing any additional information at this time. The investigation continues.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Sarah Fearing and Katherine Weber contributed to this report.