Man charged in 16th Street murder

Posted at 5:30 PM, Sep 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-02 19:30:50-04

On September 28, 2012 investigators charged a suspect in the murder of Laurie Escobar, a Virginia Beach woman found dead in an Oceanfront apartment complex located on 16th Street, which happened on August 21. 

The suspect, 32-year-old James Jerome Brooks, is charged with Murder, Abduction,  and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. 

Brooks is currently being held without bond in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.

This case remains under investigation.

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