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Second Degree Murder Charge in Death of 22 Month Old

10 November 2017 News


On November 08, 2017 Warren County Sheriff’s Office E911 Communications Center received a call that a 22 month old child was in cardiac arrest located at 908 Blue Mountain Road in Front Royal. The child was transported by EMS to Warren Memorial Hospital where the child passed away. Deputies began investigating the circumstances of the death and the investigation into the incident has led to the arrest of Chad Ritchie, 28 years old of the same address, charging him with second degree murder and cruelty and injuries to children.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information regarding this matter should contact Lieutenant Phillip Henry at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 540-635-4128 or 540-635-7100.


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