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Waynesboro Police Investigating Homicide Along Bookerdale Road

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Police investigating a homicide along Bookerdale Road in Waynesboro Police investigating a homicide along Bookerdale Road in Waynesboro
Police investigating a homicide along Bookerdale Road in Waynesboro Police investigating a homicide along Bookerdale Road in Waynesboro
Police investigating a homicide along Bookerdale Road in Waynesboro Police investigating a homicide along Bookerdale Road in Waynesboro
Fred Smith Fred Smith
WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) -

Waynesboro police have a man in custody in connection with a homicide investigation.

Police found the body of a woman in a home in the 200 block of Bookerdale Road during a welfare check Thursday morning. Officers have not released the victim's name or any other details.

Investigators spent most of the day processing the scene, collecting evidence and canvassing the area.


Release from Waynesboro Police Department:

On today’s date at approximately 7:00 A.M. Waynesboro police were dispatched to conduct a welfare check on a female at an apartment located in the complex of 205 Bookerdale Road.

Upon arrival they observed blood on and near the front door of the apartment and encountered a male subject at the residence. The male, 36 year old Jonathan Owen Miller, was detained and officers entered the apartment to conduct a protective sweep.

During the sweep they discovered a deceased female. As a result of the investigation, detectives have positively identified the victim as 25 year old Rachel Elizabeth Brown who lived at this residence with Miller.

Pursuant to additional investigation, Miller has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder in the case and he is being held at the Middle River Regional Jail without bond.

This investigation remains active and decisions concerning additional charges will be made at a future date.

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