*UPDATE* Woman Found Shot In Vehicle

Friday, May 24, 2019


The decedent has been identified as 37-year-old Estella Sophia Hoggard of Virginia Beach.

Investigators obtained felony warrants on 41-year-old Courtney Ian Moreno, of Richmond, VA for: use of a firearm in commission of a felony, possess or transport firearms by a convicted felon and murder. He was arrested in Henrico County, VA and will be held in the  Henrico County Jail pending extradition back to Virginia Beach.

On May 24th, 2019, just after midnight, a woman was found shot inside a vehicle located near the intersection of Golden Oak Court and S. Lynnhaven​ Road.

A VBPD officer came upon a vehicle in a parking lot during routine patrol and observed an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene. 

This is being considered a suspicious death and is being investigated by the VBPD Homicide Unit. It is in the very early stages of the investigation, and at this time there is no suspect information.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). You can also submit a tip via P3tips.com or by downloading the P3 Tips app available in Apple iTunes and Google Play Stores. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.

MPO Linda J Kuehn

Virginia Beach Police / Public Affairs Officer​​