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Fiance of Prospect Ave. Homicide Victim Pleads for Killer to Come Forward

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Tinsley's fiancé, Sebastian Chavez Jr. pleads for the person who killed her to step forward. Tinsley's fiancé, Sebastian Chavez Jr. pleads for the person who killed her to step forward.

Sunday night, Charlottesville police are still looking for a suspect in the killing of Pherbia "Faye" Tinsley, who was found shot to death Saturday morning on Prospect Avenue.  

Investigators say they do not have a specific name, but Sunday afternoon, police released the following description of a possible suspect:  

"The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a suspect wanted for questioning in the murder of Pherbia Tinsley.  The suspects name is unknown but he is described as being a light complexioned black male, stocky and muscular build, between 5'8" and 5'11", with a thin mustache and a small patch of beard on his chin, with tattoo's on both arms of cursive type lettering, and tattoo's on both hands, one with possibly the letter "M" and another with the letter "C.""    

In addition to investigators, those who loved Tinsley are pleading for the person who killed her to come forward.

"To whoever did it. You didn't need to kill her. If you needed something, all you had to do was ask, but you didn't have to do what you did," said Tinsley's fiancé, Sebastian Chavez Jr. "She was a good person and she'd do anything for you. That's why I'm saying they didn't have to do what they did."  

A day after his fiancé was killed, Chavez is still trying to wrap his head around the fact that his companion of 20 years is gone. He was one of the last people to see 51-year-old Tinsley alive just hours before police say she was murdered.  

"That evening we had supper, watched TV till about 1:30 and she went to bed. I didn't hear her get up, and next thing I know I'm getting a phone call that she's down on Prospect Avenue," said Chavez.  

Police found Tinsley in the 800 block of Prospect Avenue Saturday morning slumped over the wheel of a green Honda SUV, the victim of a gunshot wound.  She was pronounced dead on the scene.  

It is still unclear why she was there, but those who knew her want to remember her kind spirit.     Chavez said, "She was a very nice person and if you didn't have something and she did, she would give it to you. Never mean, never a nasty word, always kind, so she will be highly missed."      

Now, her fiancé is sending a clear message to the person responsible - turn yourself in to police and help bring closure to Tinsley's family.  

"You didn't have to hurt her like that. You've taken somebody from our family. You probably got a family yourself. You'd probably feel the same way that we're feeling right now if somebody did that to you," said Chavez.

Police are asking anyone with information to call crime stoppers at 434-977-4000.

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