July 11, 2020

*Update* Death Investigation 4700 block of Columbus Street

​*Update*Investigators are still waiting on official reports from the Medical Examiner's Office, who will make the official determination as to the cause of death, however, after reviewing all of the evidence thus far it is believed that this was an intentional act done by the victim herself. Police are not seeking any suspects at this time.On Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 12:42 p.m., Emergency Communications dispatched police to an assist fire case in the 4700 block of Columbus Street for a dumpster on fire. Once the fire was extinguished, VBFD discovered a deceased body that was inside of the burning dumpster. The body is believed to be an adult female. There is no further information at this time. This scene is still active while detectives are investigating this case. This case will be jointly investigated by Fire Investigators as well as members of the Department's Homicide Unit.Master Police Officer L.M. Bauder, Public Affairs OfficerVirginia Beach Police Department

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