On November 16, 2007, Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office discovered the skeletal remains of a person located in a wooded area off of Tranquility Lane in the Sutherland area of Dinwiddie County. This area is off of Route 460 approximately 10 miles west of the City of Petersburg.
The skeletal remains were sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond where they were examined by a forensic anthropologist. In an attempt to identify the individual a facial reconstruction was done and a DNA profile was obtained. Through the state’s DNA databank the skeletal remains have been identified as Shirleetha Ann Daniel. Miss Daniel would have been 44 years old at the time of her death in 2007. Miss Daniel’s last known residence was at a homeless shelter in Petersburg but traveled between Petersburg and Richmond where she had family.
Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Investigators are continuing to investigate this death as suspicious and foul play cannot be ruled out. If anyone knew Shirleetha Ann Daniel or has any information about her disappearance or death they are asked to contact Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office at 804-469-4550 or Petersburg / Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-461-1212.
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