Police identify man found stabbed to death on Chesterfield front porch

Police identify man found stabbed to death on Chesterfield front porch

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - A homicide investigation is underway in Chesterfield County after a man was stabbed to death.

Police were called to the 7200 block of Cherry Hill Park Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Monday for reports of a man outside a residence who had been stabbed.

When they arrived, officers found 33-year-old Jamar Golightly unconscious with stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The owner of the home where Golightly was found said that she would move now if she could.

Investigators combed through the neighborhood well into Tuesday morning, taping off even the back of the house. Investigators say they believe Golightly might have been looking for help, as they also found blood on the sidewalks.

“I had been calling [my wife] back and forth, checking to see if police was still out here. She said they were still out here. It bothered me,” said William Gilliam.

Gilliam lives just two doors down from where the victim was found. He was leaving for work in the middle of the night while police were outside.

His wife, Joanne, didn't realize it was a stabbing until she found out from a neighbor.

“I thought it was like two or three doors further down. But right there, I was like ‘wow’,” Joanne said.

The couple has lived on Cherry Hill Park Avenue for 13 years, and say they’re used to the sounds of children playing and cars going by – not lights and sirens of police.

“It’s unnerving to see that something like that happens in your neighborhood - and especially that close!” Joanne said.

There is currently no information on a possible suspect.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to call Chesterfield Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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