Search Ends In Cumberland

Published 2:30 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A man considered to be a person of interest in a homicide in Chesterfield County was located in Cumberland County on April 4, according to the Chesterfield County Police Department.

Chesterfield County detectives, working in conjunction with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, located the individual inside a black 2009 Nissan Altima, which the person of interest was thought to be driving, at a remote cemetery on Jefferson Road, according to a police report.

The person of interest was found inside the vehicle suffering from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound, according to the report.

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The report goes on to state that rescue personnel were immediately notified and responded to that location. Shortly after their arrival, the individual was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

His death is currently being investigated by the Virginia State Police.

According to an earlier press release, the 46 year old man was considered a person of interest after a suspicious death that occurred in the 13600 block of Duxton Drive in Chesterfield County on Tuesday, April 2, was ruled a homicide by police. Firefighters and police responded to a structure fire at a residence on Duxton Drive, where the body of a female was located, a police report states.

An autopsy completed on April 3 revealed that the female victim had been shot, according to police.

Lt. Steve Grohowski of the Chesterfield police later told The Herald, regarding where the Nissan Altima was parked, “as we understand it, that was a family cemetery. We think his grandparents were buried there.”