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Richmond Police Seek Help Identifying Homicide Victim

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A police sketch of the unidentified woman A police sketch of the unidentified woman
Tattoos on the victim's body. Tattoos on the victim's body.
The Richmond Police Department is conducting a death investigation after the body of an adult black female was found near a creek bed in the city’s south side on Monday morning (Photo by ABC 8News Photographer Paul Nevadomski). The Richmond Police Department is conducting a death investigation after the body of an adult black female was found near a creek bed in the city’s south side on Monday morning (Photo by ABC 8News Photographer Paul Nevadomski).
A passerby who was collecting cans discovered the body near the intersection of North Hopkins Road and Holly Springs Avenue, not far from Mt. Olivet Cemetery and Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center (Google Maps). A passerby who was collecting cans discovered the body near the intersection of North Hopkins Road and Holly Springs Avenue, not far from Mt. Olivet Cemetery and Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center (Google Maps).

RICHMOND (WRIC)—The Richmond Police Department is conducting a death investigation after the body of an adult black female was found near a creek bed in the city’s south side on Monday morning. Police have ruled the death a homicide and are now seeking the public’s help in identifying the victim.

Around 8:39 a.m. on March 24, a passerby who was collecting cans discovered the body on the 3700 block of North Hopkins Road, not far from Mt. Olivet Cemetery and Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. Police have not said how long the body had been there. Though RPD has ruled the woman’s death a homicide, the Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet released the cause of death.

The victim is in her late teens to early twenties, is about 4 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build, and has her hair in a buzz-style cut. She was found wearing a gray t-shirt that says “Free And Proud,” and a black Nike, number 3 Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers basketball jersey. She has several tattoos; one says “Sammy G” on her left forearm, another says “God's” on her right knuckles, and one on the knuckles of her right hand reads “Gift.”

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers by calling 804-780-1000 or texting “iTip” followed by the tip to 274637.


Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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