HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A woman walked into a Richmond police station Thursday morning and confessed to killing her girlfriend, authorities said.
The incident happened in their Highland Springs townhouse in Henrico County, according to officials. Highland Springs is just east of Richmond.
Police said they interviewed the woman and then took her into custody before sending officers to the Viviana Hall Townhomes around 7 a.m. for a welfare check. When they arrived at the scene at 815 Pleasant Street, they found a deceased woman in a bed.
Police have since identified the victim as 26-year-old Ava Latae Tucker. The woman who admitted to the crime, 33-year-old Sheena Yolonda Wilson, has been charged with second-degree murder.
Neighbors told WRIC that Tucker was stabbed to death, although police have yet to confirm a cause.
One neighbor who worked with Wilson said he was at a loss for words after learning what had happened.
“It’s just crazy because we were just at work last night, and to come home and find this out, it’s shocking,” Brian Miller said. “It’s something I don’t understand. I can’t put it in words.
“To the family of the victim, I’m sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for yall and hope you can get through it.”
Another neighbor, Kim Jackson, lives next door to where the incident occurred and was also shocked.
“I never would have expected that from either one,” she aid. “They’re very quiet, very polite.”
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.