Latrice Walden—2016 Richmond Homicide #8

Here’s what we know so far.

We’re calling this a homicide because it has been officially termed as such by the Richmond Police Department. Before you tell us we’ve missed one–was it actually a death investigation (often self-defense)? Was it within city limits? Did the person die of wounds received in a different year? All of those deaths do not get officially counted as Richmond homicides for this year.


Latrice Walden, age 3, of the 5800 block of Orcutt Lane.

Her obituary reads

WALDEN, Little Miss Latrice Na’qua, of Richmond, departed this life on February 15, 2016. She is survived by her parents, Linwood G. Walden and Latrika N. Brown; brother, Baby Michael D. Brown; grandmother, Tracy L. Brown; grandfather, Kenny R. Simpson; and great-grandmother, Deloris Simpson (Charlie); along with other family and devoted friends. Remains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull St., Richmond, Va. 23224, where funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m Monday, February 22, 2016. Bishop A.L. Bailey officiant. Interment Maury Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at

Funeral information

  • Monday, February 22nd • 11:00 AM
  • Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull Street, interment at Maury Cemetery
  • Bishop A.L. Bailey, officiant

The Incident

  • Where: 3900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue on the Northside
  • When: Monday, February 15th at or around 4:38 AM
  • Weapon: It’s not clear. Latrice was unconscious but breathing when the police were called, and she died of her injuries at the hospital.

The Investigation

Danielle L. Turner, 24, the child’s godmother, has been arrested on charges of felony child neglect, but as yet as not been charged with the homicide. Latrice’s mother (Nikki Brown) and grandfather (Kenny Simpson) made a plea on CBS 6 for Turner to disclose the facts.

More details as they’re released by the Richmond Police Department.

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Got a tip?

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Anthony Coates at 804.646.0729 or Crime Stoppers at 804.780.1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Or, leave a tip online at Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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View all 2016 homicides here.

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