Man charged with second-degree murder in connection with suspicious death on I-264 in Norfolk after he told police he killed someone

The victim was said to have been at a scene in Portsmouth, where police found the man
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Posted at 7:37 AM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-09 10:37:46-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Portsmouth Police have arrested a man in connection with a suspicious death investigation on eastbound I-264 early Wednesday morning.

Just after 5 a.m., Virginia State Police were notified of a death near Campostella Road to I-264 E in Norfolk. The ramp was closed while the Bureau of Criminal Investigation Agents investigated the scene.

The Portsmouth Police Department announced that officers responded to a reported suspicious incident near the 1500 block of Wilcox Avenue around 6 a.m.

When officers arrived, they found a man, identified as 43-year-old Brandon Jones, who told police he had killed someone. Authorities say this happened at the same time state police were investigating the death on I-264 and Brambleton Avenue, where a woman was found dead.

After further investigation, Portsmouth Police determined that the woman was at the Wilcox Avenue location. They did not say how she got to the scene on I-264.

The woman has not yet been identified, as police are still working to notify her next of kin.

Jones was charged with second-degree murder and is currently being held at the Portsmouth Jail.

If you know anything about this incident, you're asked to contact the Portsmouth Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 757-393-8536 or by calling the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). You can also submit a tip online at or via the P3Tips app.

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