Police call Chesterfield car dealer’s death suspicious

Posted at 11:02 PM, Jan 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-26 23:29:20-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The search warrants in this case have been sealed and Chesterfield Police aren't saying much.

One thing we do know after speaking to the victim’s wife tells us off-camera, is that she is the one who found her husband dead inside the Turner Road business Saturday night.

The suspicious death of the man who owned The Three Amigos car dealership in Chesterfield County is now a murder mystery.  Police believe someone killed 60-year-old Adel Elmadany and that baffles those who knew him best.

"He was a really outgoing ‘people’ person,” said Imam Amar Amonette, of the Islamic Center of Virginia.  “He had a big personality and liked to help people and they would often go to him."

Elmadany owned the used car dealership for about 15 years. Amonette says he last saw Elmadany at prayer on Friday night.

"Every life has meaning and purpose and every life lost is tragic," said Amonette.

It’s a tragedy that's delivered a heartbreaking blow to Elmadany's loved ones.

Crime expert Steve Neal says investigators will rely heavily on evidence to figure what went down inside the business Saturday night.

"Of course, you want to know if it's a stranger that came in,” said Neal.  “Was it a robbery or someone who knew the victim?  The first thing they did was check to see if anything noticeable was missing or even left behind at the scene."

Chesterfield Police won't say much about the motive but are asking folks who were in that area Saturday afternoon to give their Crimesolvers tip line a call 804-748-0660. Citizens can also text "WATSON" plus your message, sending it to the number 274637.