CHESTERFIELD, VA—Lloyd Edward Warren, Jr., named as a person of interest in the homicide of Madalyn Carey, was located by police in a remote cemetery in Cumberland County Thursday. Warren was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, and died shortly after police arrived.
On Thursday, the State Medical Examiner confirmed that the victim of the homicide and fire was 42-year-old Madalyn Carey, a teacher at Virginia College.Warren was named as a person of interest in the case on Tuesday.
Carey's body was found inside a burning home in the 13600 block of Duxton Drive on Tuesday. Police said she had been shot and ruled her death a homicide.
Court documents show that Warren was accused of pouring gasoline on another woman's bed in 2008; the fire department and state police responded to this incident as an arson investigation. The victim of this incident ended her statement with "I fear for myself and my kids."
Warren was found guilty in the 2008 incident; he was ordered to pay a fine, and was sentenced to three years in jail.
Carey had been teaching health courses at Virginia College since April 2011.Friends and family gathered at a candlelight vigil Wednesday in honor of Carey, who was described as a great teacher.
Police searched for Warren from Tuesday until he was located Thursday. Police say Warren lived at the home where the fire took place.
8News has learned Warren was a former culinary arts student at Virginia College, the same college where Carey taught; however, he was not one of Carey's students. His last semester at the school ended in December 2012.
The Virginia Department of Corrections confirmed to 8News that Warren was a former employee; Warren was a Sergeant at Nottoway Correctional Center, and stopped working there in April 2011.
The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. at a home in the 13600 block of Duxton Drive in Chester. After hours of fighting the blaze and attempting to enter the home, crews discovered the woman's body inside the home.
Evidence at the scene suggested Carey's death and the fire were suspicious in nature, according to fire officials.
When fire crews arrived on scene Tuesday, the home was fully involved in flames, according to fire officials.
Virginia State Police are currently investigating Warren's death. Chesterfield Police continue their investigation of this incident; anyone with any information should contact Chesterfield County Police 804-748-1251.
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