By Olivia Anderson | [email protected]
A 23-year-old woman was murdered in her West End apartment on South Van Dorn Street on Dec. 7, according to the Alexandria Police Department.
APD responded to a call for service at approximately 2:40 p.m. when they discovered a Black female deceased in her apartment. What at first was reported as a cardiac arrest was later determined to be a homicide.
On Tuesday, the victim was identified as Alexandria resident Melia Jones. Police have not provided any details about the murder.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Whelan at [email protected] or call APD’s non-emergency line at 703-746-4444.