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Police Searching for Husband of Woman Found Beaten to Death

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The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is searching for the husband of an Appomattox woman found beaten to death in a motel. Investigators say 49-year-old Sylvester Matthew Cheatham has disappeared.

Employees at the Madison Heights Executive Inn discovered the body of 41-year-old Arnita Cheatham on Friday. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

The sheriff's office says Mrs. Cheatham's 2006 silver Hyundai Sedan is also missing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

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