James City County Police arrest son of woman found dead at home

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JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. - Police are investigating a possible homicide at a home in the 1800 block of Ferrell Drive.

The call came in just before 10 a.m.

Michael Alan Webb

James City County Police say they responded to the home for a wellfare check after the victim did not show up to work Wednesday morning.

Inside the home, they found 64-year-old Edna Webb deceased in the kitchen.

Police said the cause of death appears to be blunt force trauma however, investigators are awaiting results from the autopsy.

At first, police thought the potential suspect was inside the home, so they brought in a tactical unit to make entry.

Eventually they found the suspect walking near the Happy Shopper down the street and took him into custody without incident.

The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Michael Alan Webb who is the son of the victim.

James River Elementary School was on lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown was lifted around 11:45 a.m.

Neighbors described the woman as nice, friendly, and a person who said hi to everyone.

"She was a known lady in the neighborhood, people might not know her name, but all you had to say is the lady that walks around the track. She walks it every day, two or three times a day," says Anthony Holmes, a neighbor. "She was nice."

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