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Woman found dead at Petersburg cemetery was shot to death, medical examiner says

Posted at 4:16 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 17:50:23-04

PETERSBURG, Va. – The woman found dead at a Petersburg cemetery was shot in the head and the manner of death is a homicide, the medical examiner's office confirmed Thursday.

The body of 43-year-old Virginia Allen, of Petersburg, was found lying at the Peoples Memorial Cemetery on the morning of October 13.

Allen, who was unclothed, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they need the public’s help in the death investigation.

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