Man arrested in James City after woman found dead in kitchen

Updated: May. 17, 2017 at 1:43 PM EDT
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JAMES CITY COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - The James City County Police Department says a man was arrested in connection to a possible homicide on Wednesday.

Police say they went to a home in the 1800 block of Ferrell Drive in the Brookside Haven subdivision around 10 a.m. for a welfare check of a woman who did not show up for work.

Officers arrived to find the door locked, but entered through a rear door. They then found a 64-year-old woman, who has not been identified, dead in the kitchen.

A male associated with the victim was located at the Happy Shopper store on Pocahontas Trail and taken into custody without incident.

As a precaution, James River Elementary School was briefly placed on lockdown.

An investigation is ongoing to determine how the woman died. No charges have been filed.

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