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Henrico homicide arrest: Police had been to home before

Crime Inside sources: Couple's young children may witnessed crime
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Posted at 10:36 AM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 18:42:50-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A man has been arrested in what police are calling a domestic-related homicide after a medical emergency call led EMS crews to find a woman's body in her Henrico home Friday evening.

Henrico Police said 42-year-old Michael L. Thurston Sr. of Henrico was charged with second-degree murder.

Thurston is being held without bond at the Henrico County Jail.

Police identified the victim as 35-year-old Tabitha A. Inge of Henrico.

"Detectives will continue to work with the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death," Lt. Matt Pecka with Henrico Police said.

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Crime Insider: Police called to home 3 times in past 3 weeks

Inge's body was found with obvious signs of injury, according to police, after dispatchers received a 911 call around 3:55 p.m. Friday for a medical emergency at a home along the 6900 block of Holland Street.

"Police are in the early stages of a domestic-related homicide investigation," a police spokesperson said.

The couple's two young children may have witnessed parts of the crime, according to Crime Inside sources.

Those sources also said this at least the third time in the past three weeks police have been called to the home in for a domestic violence-related issue.

"Homicide scenes take a significant amount of time to investigate, and our staff works tirelessly to thoroughly document and follow-up on leads provided by our community and we are grateful for that," Pecka said. "As our criminal investigative staff continues to work directly with neighbors, friends and family, additional details will be forthcoming once they are available."

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