Saturday morning, investigators found a woman dead in a car in the 800 block of Prospect Avenue. Charlottesville police later identified the woman as 51-year-old Pherbia Antoitte Tinsley of Albemarle County.
Police spent Saturday searching for clues to find a killer in the city's second homicide of the year.
Charlottesville police say officers responded to a call on Prospect Avenue around 6:53 Saturday morning.
They found a woman slumped over the wheel in a green Honda SUV. It was later revealed that she died from a gunshot wound.
"Officers arrived on the scene, found the individual non-responsive, and during the investigation they determined that she was the victim of a gunshot," said Lt. Ronnie Roberts with the Charlottesville Police Department.
James Anderson, who lives on Prospect Avenue, said, "Things like this got to stop. Some way somehow, we got to get to the end."
The car was removed from the scene earlier Saturday as part of the forensic investigation.
The NBC29 newsroom received the following release concerning a homicide investigation from the Charlottesville Police Department:
The decease has been identified as Pherbia Antoitte Tinsley, 51 years of age, a County resident. We are asking anyone that may have had contact
with Ms. Tinsley last night or this morning to contact Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000 or call the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280.
This morning at 6:53 AM officers responded to the 800 block of Prospect Avenue for the report of the female slumped over the wheel in a green SUV Honda. Officers arrived on the scene at 6:56 A.M. and discovered a female, not responsive. After further checking the individual, it was determined she was the victim of gunshot. The Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad was summoned to the scene to assist. The female victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
Forensic staff along with investigators, are working collaboratively on this investigation. There are no suspects at this time. As additional details become available I will forward those updates to you.
We are asking anyone with any information about this case to please call Crime Stoppers (434) 977-4000.
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