PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A homicide investigation is underway after a woman was found dead Wednesday morning, just moments after a man told Portsmouth police he “had killed someone,” police say.
According to Portsmouth Police, officers were called around 6 a.m. Wednesday regarding a report of a suspicious incident near the 1500 block of Wilcox Avenue, off Beech Street, not far from the Sportsplex.
When they got to the scene, officers came in contact with 43-year-old Brandon Jones, who police say told them he had killed someone.
At that same time, Virginia State Police was conducting a death investigation near I-264 and Brambleton Avenue. At the scene, State Police found a woman with fatal injuries.
After further investigation, officials learned that the victim had been at the initial location on Wilcox Avenue.
On Friday, Portsmouth Police identified the victim as 24-year-old Toni Goddard and while they did not release her cause of death, they did confirm it was not a gunshot wound.
Jones was charged with second-degree murder and he’s currently in jail.
Those with information are encouraged to submit a tip via P3 tips or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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