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Posted on: November 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Medical Examiner rules undetermined death as a homicide

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk has ruled a death a homicide after an autopsy was conducted on a woman who was found deceased in a hotel room in July.

On July 15, 2018 around 12:30 p.m., police responded to the Ramada Inn located at 515 North Military Highway for a report of an unresponsive woman inside a hotel room. When police and paramedics arrived, they located 48-year-old Cassandra T. Saunders. Saunders was pronounced dead at the scene.

Saunders’ cause of death was undetermined until the Medical Examiner ruled her death as a homicide. Detectives have not released the manner of death or other details surrounding this case. 

As detectives continue the investigation, they ask anyone with information to contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app.

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