RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department has identified the victim and suspect in Wednesday evening’s deadly assault as a mother and son.
Just before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police responded to the 3500 block of East Broad Rock Road for reports of a person down. At the scene they found 55-year-old Melissa Paige unresponsive and showing signs of assault-related injuries. Paige died at the scene.
That same night police brought a man into custody. He has now been identified as Paige’s son, 26-year-old John Chillum. He has been charged with homicide.