Woman found dead in Chesapeake

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Chesapeake Police are investigating the city’s first homicide of 2014 after a woman was found dead in a home over the weekend.

Kelly O’Sullivan with the Chesapeake Police Department said officers were dispatched to the home in the 1400 block of Foxton Street to check on a woman. There, they found the body of Stacey Velder, 40.

What began as a death investigation was upgraded to a homicide investigation Monday following an autopsy, O’Sullivan said. Velder’s cause of death has not been released.

Hampton Roads Homicides

A person of interest was taken into custody for an unrelated case. Police are not releasing that person’s name at this time. O’Sullivan said the victim knew the person of interest.

Further information was not immediately available. Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.

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