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Posted on: January 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 1-1-23 Police Investigate Overnight Murder-Suicide


The Danville Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide that occurred Saturday, Dec. 31, after responding to Glen Oak Drive near the intersection of Lanier Ave. at 9:23 p.m. for an urgent well being check.

Police forced entry into the Glen Oak Drive residence and found one female victim, Cheyna Nicole Haberer, 32, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Further investigation found the male suspect, Jamison Enrique Braxton-Sears, 33, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Both Braxton-Sears and Haberer lived together at the Glen Oak Drive residence.

Next of kin for both suspect and victim have been made.

Both bodies have been transported to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke.

At this time, police have no reason to believe there are any other suspects.

Anyone who has information is asked to please contact the Danville Police Department through any platform. The platforms include calling patrol at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime stoppers at 434-793-0000, approach any officer you see, through social media, via email, or use our crime tips app CARE at

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