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Blood in car triggers new developments in missing woman case

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Police revealed a new discovery in the case of a missing Chesterfield woman. Blood was found in the trunk of a car owned by the primary person of interest.

Leyla Namiranian disappeared last April. The discovery was made by a blood-sniffing dog. A report Tuesday morning from the Richmond Times-Dispatch says investigators discovered blood traces in the trunk of her ex-boyfriend's car.

That man, Michael Anthony Edwards, is the primary person of interest in the disappearance. A CSI team found the evidence with a chemical used to reveal blood traces. 

Cell phone records put Edwards near Namiranian's home for five hours the night of her disappearance April 4. They also show him near I-95, where both of Namiranian's phones were found.

Edwards has denied any involvement, and hasn't been charged. Police have said throughout the case, the physical evidence does not conclusively tie Michael Anthony Edwards to the disappearance.

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