Missing woman found dead behind Richmond home, man charged with her murder

Posted at 12:25 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 08:40:21-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond man was charged with murder in connection with the death of a 22-year-old woman.

Devin Harrison, 22, was found dead behind a home along the 2100 block of Fairfax Avenue, near Route 1 in South Richmond, on July 31.

Police went to the home that day after Devin's father called to report he had not heard from his daughter in 24 hours.

Lemar J. McDaniel Jr.. (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

"Police conducted a search... and located Harrison behind a residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene," a Richmond Police spokesperson said.

Lemar J. McDaniel Jr., 21, who lives on that block of Fairfax Avenue, was charged with murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and concealment of a dead body, according to Richmond Police.

McDaniel Jr. was being held in jail on unrelated charges.

This is a developing story.

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Detectives are asking anyone with additional information about this homicide, to contact Major Crimes Detective J. Higgins at (804) 646-7570 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at

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