Body of 18-year-old Chesterfield woman found under Dundas Bridge

Posted at 5:21 PM, Jan 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-15 01:30:05-05
Dundas Road overpass

Dundas Road overpass

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA –Early Tuesday morning under the Dundas Bridge in Chesterfield County, near the back entrance to the Defense Supply Center Richmond, police were called after sources tell us a security guard discovered a female body.

“I saw all the lights,” said neighbor Fundador Caraballo.  “I circled around to go to the job, but they wouldn’t let us in and made us all go to the front gate.”

Police later identified the woman as 18-year-old Alyna Davis.

“I’m real shocked,” said Caraballo.  “My son called me from New York.  I didn’t realize it was her.”

Other neighbors said they, too, were stunned at the news.  Davis was well known in her community, and always with a smile while on the job at a Hopkins Road Wendy's.

"She was a really nice young girl," said Julie Roane who works right next door to the Wendy's.  She knows the pain of unexpected death.  She’s a mother whose son was murdered almost two years ago.  She says she understands well the pain the Davis family is feeling.

Police  say there were no obvious signs of trauma to the body and that her death is suspicious.

Neighbors tell CBS-6  she was a Community High School student from a very large family.

"I hope they find who did it or what exactly happened to her and detectives do it real quick,” said Roane.  “This is home, you know.  I work here every day.  It's scary."

Police urge anyone with information to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.