Virginia Beach man charged with murder of his own mother

Posted at 12:07 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 07:28:41-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A Virginia Beach man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with his elderly mother’s homicide investigation.


James “Jay” Baker Twyman II

42-year-old Jay Twyman was arrested on Wednesday on Park Avenue in NYC.

He is being held at the Virginia Beach Jail without bond.

A sergeant with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) told News 3 Twyman’s vehicle was being investigated as possibly stolen.

During the investigation, NYPD realized Twyman was in violation of his probation out of Norfolk.

In 2015, Twyman plead guilty in a Norfolk court of threatening to hurt or cause bodily harm to someone.

According to NYPD, Twyman told police his most recent address was the same one off Cape Arbor Drive in Virginia Beach, where his mother, 72-year-old Olive Twyman, was recently found dead.

According to the medical examiner, Olive Twyman died after her neck was cut.

Olive Twyman was found dead in her home on Sunday. No one has been arrested for her death, according to VBPD.

Olive Twyman was found dead in her home on Sunday. No one has been arrested for her death, according to VBPD.

Police radio indicates a family member may have found Olive Twyman on Sunday, and called 911. The caller told dispatchers their brother, who is later identified as Jay Twyman, may know something about their mother’s death.

Dispatchers are heard telling Virginia Beach Police Twyman may be headed to New York.

Neighbors of Cape Arbor Drive told News 3 Twyman lived in New York City trying to be a comedian.

On Wednesday, Virginia Beach Police told News 3 there was no known threat to the public.

Today, Virginia Beach Police told News 3 there have been no arrests made in the case. They would not comment further, except to say they were in close contact with the family.

Virginia Beach Police would not confirm whether or not Twyman was wanted for questioning in his mother's murder investigation.

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