Tyosha Tanique Mitchell, 25, has been identified as the Richmond woman found dead from gunshot wounds in Yorktown


According to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, the woman whose body was discovered early Saturday morning on the side of Old Williamsburg Road in Yorktown has been identified.

Sheriff Ron Montgomery stated that a jogger discovered the woman around 6:30 a.m. in a wooded area between the Riverwalk Townes townhouses and the Colonial National Historic Parkway and called 911. On arrival, emergency personnel pronounced her dead at the site.


A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office identified the victim as Tyosha Tanique Mitchell, 25, of Richmond, on Sunday afternoon. According to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, Mitchell appeared to have been forcibly removed from Richmond early Saturday morning and perished at the scene in Yorktown from multiple gunshot wounds.

The investigation is still active. The sheriff’s office urged anyone with information to contact a tip line at (757) 890-4999 or submit information anonymously at

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