Man found dead in car on Ash Avenue in Newport News now a homicide case

Newport News, Va. – A suspicious death in the 100 block of Ash Avenue is now being investigated as a homicide.

At 8:16 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Newport News police received a call in reference to a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Ash Avenue.

Officers arrived at 8:23 a.m. and found the body of a 36-year-old Hampton man in the front seat of the vehicle.

James Arthur Miller, Jr., of the 400 block of Greenbriar Avenue in Hampton, was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.

Residents called police after noticing the vehicle, a silver sedan, parked on the street.

This case is now being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers are reminded that they may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could receive a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest.