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Police 'collecting evidence' after woman's body found in Henrico townhome

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Posted at 7:44 PM, Jun 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-07 12:54:01-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A homicide investigation is underway after police discovered a woman's body in her townhome not far from the White Oak Village shopping center in eastern Henrico County Sunday afternoon.

Police were called to the 4600 block of Demaree Court, in the Townhomes of Oakleys, just before 1:30 p.m. for a welfare check, according to Lt. Matthew Pecka with Henrico Police.

When officers entered the home, they found the body of 26-year-old Chardonnay Nicole Gunn of Henrico.

"Henrico Police remain on scene collecting evidence alongside the State Medical Examiner’s Office," Pecka said.

Police identified 25-year-old Christopher Leon White, Jr. of Richmond, as a suspect in connection to the homicide.

White is now wanted for use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and second-degree murder, according to police.

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25-year-old Christopher Leon White, Jr. of Richmond

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to contact their local police department immediately or Detective Noah at (804)501-5581. Community members, family, and friends with information who wish to remain anonymous may submit tips by calling Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804)780-1000 or submit your information online at p3tips.com

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.