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'Vehicle of interest' in Richmond homicide found in North Carolina

Posted at 7:48 PM, Oct 09, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police said Saturday that the "suspect and vehicle of interest" in connection to a Richmond homicide that happened earlier this week has been located in North Carolina.

Officers were called to an apartment in the 3600 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for the report of a person down at 8:22 a.m on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Upon arrival, officers located Estelle Pugh, described as a woman in her 60s, suffering from trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives believe the vehicle, a 2011 burgundy Chevrolet Equinox LT with Virginia plates UYN-2968, was taken from the victim’s home on Chamberlayne Avenue within the past week.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Det. A. Sleem at 814-7123 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. Both Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

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