Suspect in custody for murder after woman’s body found

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HOPEWELL, Va. - Police have arrested 52-year-old Ulysses Blanding for first-degree murder after a woman's body was found  Saturday afternoon in Hopewell.

Ulysses Blanding Jr.

Ulysses Blanding Jr.

Police responded to the Davisville Apartments for a domestic dispute just before 4 p.m.

There police found 28-year-old Cathrine Elizabeth Lipford's body.

She had been stabbed multiple times, police said.


Davisville Apartments in Hopewell

"Police are searching for a Hopewell resident Ulysses Blanding Jr.," police wrote in a statement. "Warrants are currently on file for Murder in the 1st Degree in relation to the Homicide of Catherine Elizabeth Lipford."

Hopewell Police ask anyone with information call (804) 541-2284 or call Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at (804) 541-2202.

This is a developing story. Watch CBS 6 News at 11 for a live update.


  • John

    Close all public housing complexes… And these neighborhoods are only used for crime, drugs, murder, thievery and hiding fugitives. You want to be treated like first-class citizens then start acting like it

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