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Norfolk Police make arrest in 2008 homicide case

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 16:55:25-04

Norfolk, Va. – Police have finally identified and charged a man suspected in the murder of Angela Lechlitner.

Back in January 2008, Lechlitner’s body was found at her house in the 2400 block of Shafer Street in Norfolk.

Her death was labeled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, but her murder was unsolved.

Norfolk Police Department’s Homicide Section and Cold Case Section have continued to pursue leads in this case.

The Norfolk PD and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation worked together to charge 27-year-old Michael Brown of North Carolina with one count of second degree murder on September 28, 2015.

Brown was arrested in Wayne County, North Carolina and is being held in the Wayne County Corrections Facility for extradition to Virginia.