Police in Texas arrested a 20-year-old man Eyitoluwa Olayeye, on Wednesday for murdering his mother in a downtown Austin hotel.
48-year-old Kehinde Olayeye, was found by Police face down on the floor with her son lying on her back with his arms wrapped around her body.
On Oct. 6, at 4:44 a.m. police were sent to the scene of a disturbance at a Holiday Inn located in downtown Austin at 805 Neches Street. The call transcript said Austin-Travis County EMS was already on their way to the scene for a report of someone screaming in their room. Later updates to the call said the sounds of a fight were also coming from the room.
According to the arrest affidavit, once at the scene officers knocked on the door of the room the sounds were coming from. After several knocks and no response, they had the hotel’s security officer use a key card to open the door. The door’s latch was engaged, prompting officers to force entry.
Police say once they made their way into the room they found a woman face down on the floor with a man lying on her back with his arms wrapped around her body. The woman was unresponsive and ATCEMS performed CPR but she was declared dead at the scene. Police say as he was detained the suspect appeared to be singing in a different language.
The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Eyitoluwa Olayeye and the victim was identified as his mother.
A Travis County medical examiner conducted a post mortem examination on Olayeye’s mother. She said the victim suffered deep skull haemorrhaging, haemorrhaging around the neck, lacerations to the inner mouth, petechial haemorrhaging and signs of strangulation.
A witness staying at the hotel told police he heard a woman running through the hallways screaming around 4:15 a.m. he said she was banging on doors screaming “Let me in,” before he heard her being dragged back past his room.
The victim’s sister told police the two of them had flown to Austin from Georgia to visit Olayeye. She said the day before they received a call from Olayeye rambling and saying.