Accused Grandmother Killer Nabbed

22-year-old charged with murder, criminal contempt.

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    Police are searching for an elderly woman's grandson in connection with her death.

    Police arrested a 22-year-old man who had been on the run since the body of his 76-year-old grandmother was found stuffed in a closet at her East Harlem apartment late last month.

    Larry Davis was taken into custody on Thursday, police said. He has been charged with murder and criminal contempt in the death of his grandmother, Cora Davis, and was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Saturday. He's next due in court Wednesday on the murder charge.

    Davis' lawyer, Bryan Konoski, told DNAInfo the circumstances surrounding the death of Cora Davis remain under investigation.

    Previous reports said concerned relatives went to the elderly woman’s apartment at the Wagner Houses on East 124th Street after they hadn’t heard from her for two days.

    When they arrived they found Larry Davis having sex with a prostitute on the grandmother’s bed.

    Davis fled after an argument erupted and relatives called police.

    The 20-year-old prostitute was left behind.

    It wasn't clear where Davis was arrested.

    Cora Davis had lived in the building for 40 years and was well known by residents there.

    Neighbors told the Daily News that Davis’ grandson had a drug problem and that cops had responded to several domestic incidents at the home. Law enforcement sources said his grandmother had an order of protection against him.

    He also had prior arrests for drug possession and assault.