VA VA - Tracy Epps, husband (now dec'd) seen lifting blanket-covered obj into car, Richmond, 3 Mar 2022

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After LC's death, Henrico Police were sent to notify his wife, Tracy Epps.

...tracked her last known address to a motel in the 6900 block of West Broad Street.
...staying there since November. [Snip]...there was no answer.
...detectives pulled surveillance video from the hotel.
...the video ... had some valuable evidence.
...still trying to determine where Tracy is,...
 

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Henrico Police are investigating the disappearance of the wife of a man killed by Richmond Police on March 6 after it was revealed she hasn’t been seen or heard from since March 3.
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Lester Carlton Epps was shot by Richmond Police on the evening of March 6, 2022, after refusing to drop his firearm and making an “aggressive action” towards officers.

Henrico man killed in officer-involved shooting identified
Officers had responded to reports of an “unknown armed individual” on the 1200 block of Garber Street in Richmond’s Fulton Hill neighborhood.

Epps and his wife, Tracy Lynn Epps, lived on the 6900 block of West Broad Street. When Richmond officers attempted to contact Tracy Epps as next-of-kin she was nowhere to be found.

Now, Henrico Police have opened a missing persons investigation into her disappearance. According to police, Tracy Epps hasn’t been seen by friends or family since March 3, and video footage recovered by Henrico Police prompted an immediate investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Henrico Police at (804) 501-4878.
Wife of Richmond police shooting victim disappeared days before his death | WRIC ABC 8News
 

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Crime Insider sources said that video surveillance from the 56-year-old woman's hotel gave detectives evidence that raises questions about her well-being. [snip] Crime Insider sources said detectives believe they found footage of LC prior to the deadly shooting. In this footage, he is said to be seen wheeling a luggage cart in the parking lot of the hotel where Tracy was staying. Tracy hasn't been seen since.
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Assuming the information from the sources is true...

Was there luggage on the cart? If so, did LE find any luggage with LC or his vehicle after the incident on the porch? I hope they're searching dumpsters & landfills and watching for floating luggage in any nearby waterways. I hate even having to type those thoughts.

:( My thoughts are with Tracy and her loved ones.
 

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https://www.wtvr.com/news/local-news/lester-epps-obit
  • 58-year-old Lester Carlton Epps, of Henrico
  • "Officers commanded Epps to drop the firearm. Due to aggressive actions towards the officers by Epps, officers fired their weapons in response and struck him,"
  • criminal record that dates back more than 20 years.
  • Previous charges include drug possession, larceny, burglary, and traffic violations.
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When asked what type of “aggressive actions” the man made towards the police officers, Chief Smith replied,” “He pointed a gun at the officers. ..."
 

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So does LE think that the husband harmed her before he was shot/killed?

this case is extremely peculiar.
I don't think LE has come right out and said they think he harmed her, but the wording of previous MSM reports gives me that impression. MOO

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Henrico man killed in officer-involved shooting identified | WRIC ABC 8News
  • video footage recovered by Henrico Police prompted an immediate investigation.
https://www.wtvr.com/news/local-new...by-richmond-police-still-missing-a-week-later
  • video surveillance from the 56-year-old woman's hotel gave detectives evidence that raises questions about her well-being.
 

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I don't think LE has come right out and said they think he harmed her, but the wording of previous MSM reports gives me that impression. MOO
Unfortunately this seems like a possibility.
 

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"That night, there was an intense confrontation in the room and loud banging on the floor. The desk called up and Lester Epps picked up the phone. That was not normal practice. He didn't talk to the attendees," B. said.

...hours later, LC Epps was caught on camera outside the hotel with something wrapped in a blanket and on a luggage rack. He wheeled the object to the trunk of his car.

"The video has him taking the luggage cart out to the car and then putting this object into the trunk," B. said. "So the evidence is this: Why do we have presumed dead? You have the evidence of that [luggage cart], plus the blood that was in the room, on the cart and also in the car."

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Family of missing Henrico woman searching for answers, believe she’s dead | WRIC ABC 8News

“Until you’re on this side of the camera, you have no idea of the sorrow that this violence brings to the families,” Butler said. “It’s a wound that never heals.”

“She and the other victims of these crimes, they just suffer heinous indignation and humiliation. She’s not trash. We’re made in the image of God. All we’re asking is to help us find her,” Butler said.
 
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