CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Police have charged a Virginia Beach man in the death of a Chesapeake woman whose remains were found in trash bags several weeks after she was reported missing.
Virginia Beach police said Wednesday that 38-year-old Justin Keith Cornell has been charged with murder in the death of 43-year-old Brianna Armstrong.
Armstrong was reported missing by her husband, Corey Creek, on May 9, about two days after he last saw her. An affidavit filed with a search warrant in Chesapeake Circuit Court says Armstrong's remains were found on May 31 near the Dismal Swamp Canal. Upon discovering the remains, authorities said the person had not been deceased for more than three or four days.
It was not immediately clear what prior relationship, if any, Cornell and Armstrong may have had.