The son of a Maryland cybersecurity executive faces a murder charge in connection to his mother’s death, Anne Arundel County police said.
Andrew Weylin Beavers, 23, was arrested July 31 in Leesburg, Virginia, and is awaiting extradition to Maryland.
Authorities issued a warrant charging Beavers with first and second-degree murder in the death of his mother, Juanita Koilpillai, 58, who was found dead from multiple sharp force injuries on July 25 in Tracys Landing, Maryland.
Koilpillai’s boyfriend reported her missing after he found blood inside her Tracys Landing home, according to the Associated Press.
Authorities said her body was found hidden outside the home.
Koilpillai’s car was reportedly found the next day in Leesburg, Virginia. Police determined that Beavers stole the car after killing his mother.
Authorities searched the car and found the suspected murder weapon, police said. Beavers’ and Koilpillai’s DNA were found on a knife, according to WTOP News.
Beavers reportedly had a fresh cut on his hand he couldn’t explain
Koilpillai was an accomplished cybersecurity professional who created several successful start-ups in the Digital Risk Management field. She was the founder and CEO of Waverley Labs, was a key member of FEMA's Enterprise Security Management Team and has served as Principal Investigator for several Department of Defense initiatives and was President of The Digital Risk Management Institute, according to www.cybered.io.
Beavers is being held in Loudoun County pending extradition back to Anne Arundel County, Maryland.