FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 24-year-old man has been taken in custody in Fluvanna County and charged in the death of a 57-year-old woman, according to the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 6:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, deputies from the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office were called to a ‘disturbance’ at a home in the 100 block of Ferncliff Farms Lane in the Kents Store area of Fluvanna County.
When deputies arrived, they were led into the home by a witness where they found a woman with head injuries. CPR was being performed by witnesses and care continued until Fluvanna County Rescue arrived and began to provide care.
Despite the care provided, 57-year-old Carolyn Faith Grooms was pronounced dead at the scene at about 7:10 a.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office.
At around noon on Friday, the Sheriff’s Office said deputies and investigators were still on the scene documenting, processing, and collecting evidence.
The Sheriff’s Office said 24-year-old Quentin Lamar Burgess has been arrested and is currently in custody for homicide. Witnesses reported to investigators that Burgess is Grooms’ nephew and lives in the same home.
The sheriff’s office said Burgess has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bond.
An autopsy will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond.