Danville man in custody after woman found dead at Astoria Hotel in Danville, police say

Police were called to the scene around 2:15 p.m. Sunday

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DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE: Danville Police say they’ve arrested Danville man, Avery Demetrie Kirby in connection to the homicide of Jones.

Police say Kirby is charged with second degree murder and being held at the Danville City Jail with no bond.


The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide at the Astoria Hotel in the 3000 block of Riverside Drive.

At 2:15 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the hotel and found a woman with blunt force trauma to her upper body, authorities said.

DPD has identified the victim as Danville resident Dale Jones.

Anyone who has information is asked to please contact the Danville Police Department through any platform, including patrol at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000, approach any officer you see, through social media, via email crimetips@danvilleva.gov, or use our crime tips app CARE.

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