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York County woman found dead in Wythe, Hampton PD says

The Hampton Police Division is hosting its annual Minister's Citizen Police Academy for the fourth year. (WYDaily/Courtesy Hampton Police Division)
The Hampton Police Department is investigating the death of a woman from York County who had been reported missing for almost a week. (WYDaily/Courtesy Hampton Police Division)

Editor’s Note: Update as of March 3 at 10:30 a.m. Sgt. Reggie Williams, spokesperson for the Hampton Police Department, wrote in a news release, authorities have identified a suspect, 37-year-old Jamarus Emanuel Granger of Hampton. Authorities have issued a warrant for Granger on one count of Unlawful Concealment of a Body. He is pictured below from 2019, courtesy of the Hampton Police Department. There are no additional warrants. Anyone with information can call the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-562-5887.

Authorities issued a warrant for Jamarus Emanuel Granger, 37 of Hampton for one count of Unlawful Concealment of a Body. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Hampton Police Department)

Authorities are investigating the death of a 20-year-old York County woman found in Hampton who had been missing for almost a week.

On Feb. 26 at approximately 4 p.m. Hampton police officers responded to a “man-down” call at the 400 block of Harbor Drive in Wythe and found Marina Turner, 20, of York County, on the ground, according to the Hampton Police Department’s news release on Monday.

Reggie Williams, spokesman for the HPD said on Tuesday officers pronounced Turner dead when they arrived. Her body was not found in the water but rather on the roadway towards the end of a dead end street.

When asked for the preliminary cause of death, Williams said the department could not release any information and noted Turner’s body was sent to the medical examiner’s office Tidewater district in Norfolk.

“The investigation is ongoing,” he added.

Donna Price, district administrator for the medical examiner’s Tidewater District, said on Tuesday Turner’s death was listed as “pending” as in “pending further investigation” by the medical examiner’s office and law enforcement.

“That is the cause of manner of death at the moment,” Price said, adding the investigation average between 12-14 weeks.

Shelley Ward, spokeswoman for the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Turner was reported missing by her mother on Feb. 22 and was last seen on Feb. 20.

According to the report, Ward said Turner did need medication but the report did not specify what the medication was for.

Anyone with information can call the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–611, the Crime Line at 1-888-562-5887 or submit tips online anonymously.

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Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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