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Last Updated: 2010-01-20

Major Crimes Detectives

The Major Crimes Division is comprised of one captain, three lieutenants, 10 sergeants, 67 detectives, two forensic technicians and one photo lab technician.

It includes the units of Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Forensics, Arson and Youth and Family crimes.

Investigators from the Major Crimes unit continually provide information to the victim’s family throughout the course of the case. These investigators are integral to the process of the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office during the presentation and prosecution of the cases.

If you need to reach one of our detectives, please contact them at their phone numbers or e-mail addresses listed here on the website. If you have difficulty reaching a detective or are not sure which detective you need to speak with, please call the Major Crimes main number (804) 646-6741.


The Homicide Support Group provides a place of support and healing for survivors of homicide victims.


2014 Homicide Cases

As of April 8, 2014, 10 lives have been lost this year. At this date in 2013, 4 lives had been lost.

Name Date Location
D’Shaun A. Bethea 4/8/14 3500 block of Patrick Avenue
Robert Lee Fox 2/25/14 3600 block of McRand Avenue
Kiarri K. Edward 3/31/14 2000 block of Dinwiddie Avenue
Samantha Myers 3/24/14 3700 block of North Hopkins Road
Kahron M. Lee 2/23/14 1300 block of West Graham Road
Rodney Ruffin, Sr. 2/5/14 100 block of W. 9th St.
Mark A. Burton 2/2/14 3600 block of Hull Street
Kadijah N. Stewart 1/31/14 2100 block of Mandalay Road
Lancaster Robinson 1/20/14 3200 block of Richmond-Henrico Turnpike
Emma B. Cook 1/5/14 1900 block of Cedar Street
** The BOLD cases have been cleared **



2013 Open Homicides      2012 Open Homicides      2011 Open Homicides

2010 Open Homicides      Older Unsolved Homicides

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