Report of Suspicious Activity Leads to Homicide Investigation

Monday, February 10, 2020

*Update*  (Feb-11-20)

The decedent has been identified as 36-year-old Steven Eddie Wynn of Virginia Beach.​

​On February 9th 2020 at approximately 10:30 am, a citizen made a report to police of suspicious activity that was occurring at the Red Roof Inn located at 196 Ballard Court.

Detectives responded, and discovered a crime scene that lead them to commence a homicide investigation.

The adult male victim has been identified, but we are withholding his identity until next of kin notification has been made.

42-year-old Melissa Nanette Diaz of Virginia Beach was arrested, in the 500 block of Brian Ave. for this crime. She is being held at the City of Virginia Beach Corrections Facility.

This investigation is still in the very early stages, as detectives are working to ascertain the events that unfolded.

We have no further details to release at this time.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.


MPO Linda J Kuehn

Virginia Beach Police / Public Affairs Officer​