Cause of death ruled as blunt force trauma to the head in Norfolk assault case

Posted at 10:53 AM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 17:11:36-04

Robert Anthony Colon

NORFOLK, Va. - Melissa Yuhas' cause of death has been ruled as complications of blunt force trauma to the head, an autopsy revealed.

Detectives have already arrested and charged 34-year-old Robert Anthony Colon with Second-Degree Murder.

Police responded to the 5400 block of Cape Henry Avenue for an assault in progress early in the morning of June 14.

When officers arrived, they found 36-year-old Melissa Yuhas unresponsive outside the residence.

Police said medics took Yuhas to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where she died that same morning.