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Body found in Madison County; juvenile taken into custody

CULPEPER — A woman’s body was found Thursday by Madison County sheriff’s officials and a young person was taken into custody on multiple charges, the sheriff’s office reported Friday.

The sheriff’s office responded to a call reporting a deceased woman at a residence in the 1000 block of Moonlight Drive in the Leon area of Madison County, a news release stated. The caller said the woman had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities said that when deputies arrived, a woman’s body was located and a juvenile suspect was taken into custody.

According to the release, the suspect was charged with attempted concealment of a dead body, unlawful shooting in an occupied dwelling, second degree homicide, reckless handling of a firearm and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The suspect is being held at the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center without bond.

The victim’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Manassas to determine the cause of death.

Virginia State Police investigators responded and assisted the Madison County Sheriff’s Office with processing the crime scene. The investigation is ongoing.

The sheriff’s office said this was an isolated incident and does not pose a threat to the community.

Anyone with information pertaining to the incident is urged to call the sheriff’s office at (540) 948-5161.


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