NEWS RELEASE: The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) has located a woman missing for more than two weeks.
Clarissa Devon Jones, 37, was found deceased in the 200-block of Trents Ferry Road on Sunday, December 19, 2021.
After an intensive investigation and collaboration by members of the LPD, Leonard Eugene Blackwell, Jr., 41, of Lynchburg, was arrested in connection with the homicide and charged with the following:
– Prohibition against concealment of dead bodies
– Concealing or compounding offenses
– Failure to register as sex offender (3 counts)
The LPD would like to thank the Virginia Department of Emergency Management with their assistance with this case.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Davis (434) 455-6166 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.
This is an ongoing investigation. Any additional information will be released as an update to this news release.