Man charged with murder after woman found dead on Thanksgiving in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police have charged a Virginia Beach man with murder after a woman was found dead on Thanksgiving.

27-year-old Jacob N. Davis has been charged with second-degree murder and animal cruelty in the case.

Police say they were called to the home in the 6300 block of Shelby Lane on Thursday for a welfare check and found the woman dead when they arrived. She was identified on Monday as 50-year-old Tara Davis, of Virginia Beach.

No other details have been released. Police say the investigation is ongoing and Davis is being held without bond at the Virginia Beach City Jail.

Officers said on Thursday the case appeared to be domestic-related, but didn’t clarified how the two were related.

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