HAMPTON - The death of a Newport News woman has been ruled a homicide.

Police said Tuesday that the death of 28-year-old Candace Patrice Banks was associated with asphyxiation.

Her body was found in February in the woods behind a house on Dogwood Avenue in Hampton by officers who were on patrol in the area.

Banks hadn't been seen since January 12 and was reported missing Jan. 25.

Anyone with information about her death should call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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