Death Investigation Underway

September 11, 2019

The City of Hopewell, Virginia

Hopewell Police Department
Kamran Afzal, Chief of Police
804-541-2282

MEDIA RELEASE

For Further Information Contact: Lieutenant Michael Langford
Criminal Investigations Unit – (804) 541-2228
Release Number: 2019-09102019                                                              September 10, 2019

**Death Investigation underway**

[Hopewell, VA] – On September 10, 2019 at 3:28 PM, officers responded to the Sunrise Apartment
Complex # 1 in the 400 block of East Broadway along with Emergency Medical Services for an unknown
individual calling for help. Upon entry into the occupied apartment, a female victim was located
unresponsive. Emergency Medical Services pronounced the individual deceased at the residence.
Members of the Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit responded to the scene and
initiated a death investigation. The decedent has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical
Examiner (OCME) for autopsy.

The identity of the decedent is not being released at this time pending notification of the next-of-kin. A
person of interest has been identified and there is no immediate threat to the rest of the community.
Further information and/or updates will be released as they become available.

The Hopewell Police Department is requesting that any person(s) who may have witnessed any
suspicious activity at the Sunrise Apartment Complex # 1, been in the area at the time or have any
information to provide, to contact Lead Detective Mark Polumbo of the Hopewell Criminal Investigations
Unit at (804) 541-2284. Persons with information on this crime and who wish to remain anonymous may
contact the Hopewell Prince George Crimesolvers hotline in Hopewell at (804) 541-2202 or provide their
tip using the P3tips mobile app.

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Last modified: September 12, 2019

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