2015-05-13 / News Briefs


Michael Buettner

Body found in city identified as missing county woman

A body found in March off a street in Richmond’s South Side has been identified as that of a Chesterfield County woman who was reported missing almost a year ago.

The Richmond Police Department said DNA analysis found that the human remains found on March 11 off Rodman Road near Midlothian Turnpike were those of Ogechi Sarah Uwasomba, 28, of the 6100 block of Barnwood Drive in the Meadowbrook Farm subdivision off Cogbill Road.

Police said the exact cause of Owasomba’s death has not yet been determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, but did not appear that foul play was involved. Richmond officials said the Chesterfield County Police Department assisted with the investigation.

Owasomba was reported missing by her mother on June 7 of last year.

County Museum to remain open for now

Repairs to the Chesterfield County Museum have been rescheduled, and the museum will be open during its normal hours for the foreseeable future.

The museum in the historic Courthouse Green area off Iron Bridge Road had been scheduled to close for repairs on May 11. Plans were to reopen it for this weekend’s annual Confederate Heritage and History Day commemoration, then close it again through May 22.

Now, the museum at 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, will remain open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., until further notice.

Police seek tips in cold-case homicide

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s help in solving a cold-case homicide.

Just before 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014, officers responded to the 3300 block of Meadowdale Boulevard for a report of multiple shots fired. On arriving, officers found two adult male shooting victims. One of the men, David Emmanuel-Sinclair Copeland, 23, of the 3300 block of Meadowdale Boulevard, died at the scene. The second victim was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 748-0660, visit crime or text WATSON plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

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