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Fairmount death reclassified as murder, man arrested

The Richmond Police Department has made an arrest in a death investigation that has been reclassified to a domestic-related homicide.

At approximately 10:22 p.m., last Friday, officers were called to the 1100 block of North 24th Street for the report of a person down.

Officers responded and found Virginia L. Thomas, 45, whose last known address was in the 00 block of East 30th Street, with an apparent head injury unresponsive in a rear yard of a house. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police arrested Andre E. Taylor, 43, of no fixed address, and charged him with second degree murder. His photo is attached.

Detectives ask anyone with further information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. They can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 with the keyword ‘ITip’ followed by the information. Both methods are anonymous.

This is the 9th killing in the East End in 2013 and the 34th for Richmond.

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