Balcones Heights police arrest man accused of killing his mother

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A man accused of beating to death his 76-year-old mother at a Balcones Heights apartment is behind bars at the Bexar County Jail.

Fifty-five-year-old Michael Curbow was arrested Wednesday.

Balcones Heights Police Chief John Jahanara told KTSA News that Curbow’s mother called police Tuesday evening, asking that officers remove her son from her residence at the Spanish Keys Apartments on Babcock Road because he was causing a disturbance.  He wasn’t there when officers arrived.

Hours later, his friend called police and asked them to check on Curbow’s mother.   Her body was found on the kitchen floor  in what officers describe as a horrific scene.

Curbow is being held in lieu of $200,000 bond.



SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – “How  could anyone do this to their mother?” That’s what Balcones Heights Police Chief John Jahanara asked during an interview with KTSA News after officers found a 76-year-old woman who was beaten to death at her Northwest Side apartment Tuesday night.  The woman’s body was on the kitchen floor in what he described as a gruesome, heart-wrenching scene.

“She had severe injuries to her face, bruising to the eyes,” he said.

Earlier in the evening, the woman called police to remove her son from her residence at the Spanish Keys apartments on Babcock Road  because he was causing a disturbance, but he was not there when officers arrived.

Hours later, police got a call from a friend of the woman’s son. The man told police that Michael Wayne Curbow called him and said that something happened to his mother. Curbow asked his friend to check on her.

Chief Jahanara questions why Curbow didn’t call police or remain at the scene until help arrived for his mother.

“If you have an injured family member, I don’t think any prudent-minded person would say, ‘Hey, you know what? I’m going to leave the scene,’ and leave the family member unattended,” said Jahanara.

They’re asking for your help in the search for 55-year-old  Curbow. Anyone with information is asked to call the Balcones Heights Police Department at 210-957-3185.

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