UPDATE: Police locate car of woman found dead in Danville, man still wanted

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) --

UPDATE:

Danville police say the car of a woman who was killed has been found, but the man police are looking for in connection to the case has not been found.

The body of 40-year-old Tiffany Denise Coleman of Keeling, VA was found in a dumpster on Westover Drive on Friday.

Coleman was last seen with 27-year-old D'Quinnton Averon Saunders.

Saunders was charged with stealing Coleman's vehicle, and is still wanted.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, or contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 799-6508.

UPDATE:

The woman found on Westover Dr. in Danville Friday morning has been identified as 40-year-old Tiffany Denise Coleman of Keeling, VA.

Her vehicle is missing and is being treated as stolen. It is described as a white 2002 Chevrolet Impala with a VA license KEU-2681.

Coleman was last seen with 27-year-old D'Quinnton Averon Saunders. Police have not been able to located Saunders at this time. He has been charged with the theft of Coleman's vehicle and is currently wanted.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of D'Quinnton Saunders or the stolen vehicle is asked to call 911, or contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 799-6508.

ORIGINAL:

Danville Police are investigating after a body was found in a dumpster.

Officers are on the scene near businesses in the 1700 block of Westover Drive.

Investigators tell us the victim is an African American female. "At this time we have not notified a next of kin so we're unable to release any other details other than it was a black female that was found behind the business," said D.L. Haley, the Danville Police Captain.

Jim Richardson has lived around Westover Drive his entire life, but something was different when he came into work at Interstate Batteries on Westover Drive Friday morning.

Richardson says he noticed blood on the ground but didn't immediately think anything of it. "Could it been a deer? Someone hit a deer?" said Richardson.

But it wasn't until Richardson went rummaging through his dumpster that he would discover something more gruesome. "So I'm going back to the dumpster and get some stuff out because I noticed somebody put a box in there that was behind the dumpster, it'd been pushed down in there. I said 'that ain't right.'"

He said what he saw startled him. "I jumped back and I kinda started hollering a little bit." Richardson found a body stuffed inside the dumpster. He says he has never witnessed something like this in his community. "I've lived here all my life, and I mean stuff like this … I've never seen nothing like this, here, this close before," explained Richardson. "Everybody loves Westover. Everybody moves up here."

At this time, investigators say they are analyzing the blood that was found on the ground to see if it belongs to the victim.

Danville Police have not yet said how the woman was killed. This marks the 13th homicide this year.