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Woman’s family waiting for answers in her suspicious death 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Police are investigating a woman's death after her body was found at a home in the 500 block of Pagewood Drive.

Relatives say that Theresa Curry's body was found Monday afternoon.

Newport News Police called Curry's death suspicious, however it is unclear why.

Wednesday police said there were no signs of trauma to Curry's body and they said there was no sign of a struggle inside her house.

Curry worked as a dispatcher for the York, Poquoson and Williamsburg region and helped countless people who called 911 for emergencies. She worked there for the past 7 years, according to city leaders.

"We are all devastated. Theresa was a big part of our hearts," said Robin Rigby, the victim's aunt.

Rigby said Theresa had plans to move in with her mother.

"Apparently, she went down to her house [...] to get her belongings and didn't return," said Rigby.

Relatives got concerned when they didn't hear from Curry. They said Curry's sister went to the house and called first responders when no one answered the door.

The 40-year-old was found dead inside the home.

"It's hard, it's hard and I just feel so bad for her mother and her sister," said Rigby.

Earl Dean McNair Jr was charged with assault, strangulation and abduction.

Earl Dean McNair Jr was charged with assault, strangulation and abduction.

News 3 was at the same house back in June when Curry's ex-boyfriend, a Poquoson police sergeant named Earl McNair Jr., was arrested for assault, strangulation, abduction and preventing the victim from using her phone.

Earl McNair is supposed to have a hearing in October for the charges that he is potentially facing.

Police said that McNair is working for the public works department until the hearing.

Police are not naming him as a suspect.

On Tuesday, Newport News Police said they are still waiting for Curry's autopsy report to come back and that there are no suspects at this time.

Meanwhile, Theresa's family continues to wait for answers.