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Police investigating homicide after woman found dead in Hopewell

Posted at 5:11 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 23:40:03-04

HOPEWELL, Va. – Police are investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead in Hopewell Tuesday afternoon.

Crime Insider sources tell Jon Burkett that a neighbor called in a welfare check after she heard screaming from a home.

Officers responded to a residence the 400 block of East Broadway at approximately 3:50 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene they found a man on top of a woman during an apparent assault.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A man was arrested.

Crime Insider sources say it appears the woman was strangled to death.

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