HOLLY HILL -- An elderly man was found dead in his home Tuesday, and police said they believe the victim's son may be the killer.
The body of James Reid, 73, was found Monday night at his home on Jarecki Avenue.
The investigation turned to the man's son, Juan Luther Reid, 28. He was picked up at the STAR shelter for the homeless in Daytona Beach before noon Tuesday.
Police said Juan Reid, who lived with his father, has a history of drug arrests.
Neighbors said there were signs of trouble.
"I feel like this has been going on for quite some time, and you can basically see trouble was brewing, because this guy -- his son, Juan, had no regard for anyone," said neighbor Dan Hodges. "He strong-armed his dad. He'd been stealing from his mama. It's just to the point he really needs to be off the street."
Police said in the days before James Reid's death, Juan Reid pressed his father for money.
The killing is the first murder in Volusia County this year.