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Woman found dead in Norfolk after man confessed to killing: police

A woman was found dead near Brambleton Avenue after a man confessed to killing her in Portsmouth, according to police.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A woman was found dead in Norfolk after a man confessed to killing her in Portsmouth, according to the Portsmouth Police Department.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious incident near the 1500 block of Wilcox Avenue at around 6 a.m.

At the scene, officers reportedly found a man that said he'd killed someone.

At the same time, troopers with the Virginia State Police were investigating a death near I-264 and Brambleton Avenue. That's where officials said a woman was found dead.

Upon investigation, police determined the woman, 24-year-old Toni L. Goddard, had been at the Wilcox location.

Brandon Jones, 43, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 757–393–8536. Or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also use the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app. 

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