Crime Insider: Man killed in Fan home was beaten, stabbed, and robbed

Posted at 2:23 PM, May 08, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police identified the man found dead in a Stuart Avenue home as Charles P. Smith IV.

Smith, 48, was found dead in his Fan neighborhood home Tuesday morning when Richmond Police arrived to conduct a welfare check along the 2000 block of Stuart Avenue.

Crime Insider sources say Smith was beaten, stabbed, and robbed.

"At this time, Richmond Police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the Fan District neighborhood," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death."

Police have classified Smith's death as a homicide.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.

Anyone with information was asked to call Major Crimes Detective M. Young at (804) 646-3926 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.



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