Man accused of killing 76-year-old mother argued with her often, neighbors say

Police searching for Michael Wayne Curbow

As the search continues for Michael Wayne Curbow, 55, neighbors opened up about the man who is now on the run after he allegedly killed his 76-year-old mother

SAN ANTONIO – As the search continues for a suspect accused of killing his 76-year-old mother in her Balcones Heights apartment, neighbors are left uneasy about the incident, they said Wednesday night.

The incident began around 7 p.m. at the Spanish Keys Apartments in the 1150 block of Babcock Road.

Police searching for man accused of fatally beating 76-year-old mother in Balcones Heights

According to Balcones Heights Police Chief John Jahanara, police received a call from the victim asking them to help kick her son, 55-year-old Michael Wayne Curbow, out of her apartment after they got into an argument.

When police arrived, however, Curbow had already left. The woman was found beat to death.

A neighbor said Wednesday that Curbow and his mother argued often, while another said she feels unsafe knowing he hasn’t been arrested yet.

About the Authors:

Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.

Steven Cavazos is a traffic anchor and general assignments reporter in the weekday mornings at KSAT 12.