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Death of a Child 11-9-17

Warren County, VA - On November 08, 2017 Warren County Sheriff’s Office E911 Communications Center received a call that a 22 month old child was in cardiac arrest located at 908 Blue Mountain Road, Front Royal, VA. The child was transported by EMS to Warren Memorial Hospital where the child passed away. Deputies began investigating the circumstances of the death and the investigation into the incident has led to the arrest of Chad Ritchie, 28 years old, of 908 Blue Mountain Road, Front Royal, VA charging him with 18.2-32 Second degree murder, 40.1-103 Cruelty and injuries to children. Chad Ritchie will be held in RSW Regional Jail.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information regarding this matter should contact Lieutenant Phillip Henry at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 540-635-4128 or 540-635-7100.
 

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November 9, 2017

Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron

 


 

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