Medical examiner releases cause of death for husband of missing Amelia woman

Medical examiner releases cause of death for husband of missing Amelia woman
43-year-old Dana Lee William (Source: NBC12)
43-year-old Dana Lee William (Source: NBC12)

AMELIA, VA (WWBT) - The medical examiner just released the cause of death for the husband of a missing Amelia woman.

Woodell Brooks' death was ruled a homicide by asphyxiation, according to autopsy results.

His body was discovered in a house on Poorhouse Road in Amelia County on Thursday. His wife, Olene Brooks, was abducted from the house after several family members were held hostage at gunpoint by 43-year-old Dana Lee William.

The search for Olene and William continues.

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