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Posted on: February 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Danville Man Charged with 2nd Degree Murder

Kirby, Avery

9:05 p.m. 2/26 UPDATE: The Danville Police Department has arrested and charged Danville resident Avery Demetrie Kirby, 49, with second degree murder (SC 18.2-32) following the homicide of Dale M. Jones.

Kirby is in the custody of the Danville City Jail under no bond. 


5 p.m. 2/26 UPDATE: Danville Police Name Homicide Victim

The Danville Police Department has identified the victim from Sunday's homicide as Danville resident Dale M. Jones.

The investigation is ongoing.


ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE: Danville Police Investigating Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide at the Astoria Hotel in the 3000 block of Riverside Drive.

At 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, police responded to the hotel and found a female with blunt force trauma to her upper body.

The female’s identification will be released once next of kin has been notified.

Anyone who has information is asked to please contact the Danville Police Department through any platform, including 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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