No charges will be filed in relation to a Lynchburg woman’s suspicious death in May.
29-year-old Amy Hewett was found dead around 12:05 p.m. May 23, 2013 in a home at 604 Perrymont Avenue. Hewett had a single gunshot wound. At the time of her death, Hewett's death was ruled as suspicious.
The Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Lynchburg Police Department announced Friday that after a lengthy investigation, no criminal charges will be filed. A news release stated “the facts and the physical evidence were insufficient to establish that another person was criminally responsible for Amy Hewett’s death; accordingly, there are no criminal charges pending at this time.”
Here is the entire news release:
On Thursday, May 23, 2013 at approximately 12:05 p.m., the Lynchburg Police Department responded to 604 Perrymont Avenue in reference to a subject who was reported to have sustained a gunshot wound. On arrival officers found a deceased female in the residence. The female was later identified as 29-year-old Amy Connely Hewett.
The complete investigation of any death takes time and typically necessitates an autopsy and forensic review of evidence. The scene was immediately processed by evidence technicians. Physical evidence was collected and submitted to the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. A complete autopsy to include toxicology screening was conducted by The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The autopsy confirmed that the cause of death was a single gunshot wound. During this investigation detectives from the Lynchburg Police Department investigated and documented countless leads.
At the conclusion of the investigation, members of the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division met with representatives of the Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to review the evidence in this case. After a thorough review of the complete investigation, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office concluded that the facts and the physical evidence were insufficient to establish that another person was criminally responsible for Amy Hewett’s death; accordingly, there are no criminal charges pending at this time.
Press Release completed by:
Lieutenant R.S. Trent
Criminal Investigations Division
Lynchburg Police Department
Deputy Commonwealth Attorney
Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office
Original story from May 23, 2013
The woman who was found dead Thursday on Perrymont Avenue in Lynchburg has been identified.
Amy Connely Hewett was found dead shortly after noon Thursday. Her death has been characterized as “suspicious” by the Lynchburg Police Department.
The original call came in to police as a person with a gunshot wound. Investigators have not said how she died.
Hewett was 29.
6 p.m.: The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a suspicious death.
A woman’s body was found inside of a home around noon Thursday in the 600 block of Perrymont Avenue.
That’s near Fort Avenue.
Investigators are calling the death suspicious. No other details have been released.