CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — What began as a suspicious death investigation at an apartment complex in Chesterfield County has been upgraded to a homicide.
The investigation is taking place at the Courthouse Green Apartments in the 6400 block of Statute Street, just off of Krause Road in Chesterfield County.
When police responded to the scene shortly after 9 a.m., they found 23-year-old Nishae A. Samms suffering from an apparent stab wound. She was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.
Neighbors say Samms’ mother discovered her body.
“Lady was standing outside the door and just kind of pretty hysterically screaming she needed an ambulance and you could tell something was definitely wrong,” Todd Goode recalled.
Goode says he and his girlfriend noticed the distraught woman across the street from their home. He says they walked over to her after she had called 911 looking for an ambulance. They asked her if she wanted them to go inside to see if her family member was still breathing and she said yes. Goode’s girlfriend was the first one up the stairs.
“She was just like ‘oh my gosh, it’s a dead body,’ and we turned around and headed right back down the stairs and out the apartment,” Goode said.
Inside was Samms’ body. Goode says his girlfriend described to him a horrific scene.
“She saw a body and a lot of blood on the mattress there in the room,” Goode said.
While police are calling it a murder, they have not provided any further other details.
“Right now, we’re looking into lots of different things, trying to figure out the circumstances of the death, really not able to elaborate,” Captain Mike Louth with Chesterfield County Police told 8News
Meanwhile, Goode says his girlfriend is left traumatized.
“Just seeing the cops and the news out here kind of makes here tear up, kind of shocking experience for her,” Goode said. “I just hope they find whoever committed this crime and get them off the streets.”
Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or http://www.crimesolvers.net.
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