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Posted on: August 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Suspect arrested; Norfolk Police identify Galt Street homicide victim

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Detectives have identified the body of a woman found in the 1000 block of Galt Street late Saturday night as a missing woman from the City of Virginia Beach.  

Around 11:30 p.m. on August 20, 2022, police responded to the 1000 block of Galt Street to assist another law enforcement agency. When Officers arrived, they found an unresponsive woman. The woman, identified as Marie D. Covington, 40, of Virginia Beach, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

As a result of their investigation, detectives have charged Gary Morton, 43, with second-degree murder and use of firearm.

Morton is currently being held in the Chesapeake City Jail without bond.

Detectives have not released the motive or any additional circumstances surrounding this incident.

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