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Posted on: September 3, 2021

CPD Detectives Continue to Seek Information About Jay Shifflett Murder Case

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September 3, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today marks the sixth anniversary of the murder of Jason Lee “Jay” Shifflett.  Jay was murdered in the early morning hours of September 3, 2015, during a home invasion robbery at his residence in the 1500 block of Carlton Avenue.

An eyewitness described three masked intruders, one of which demanded money and then shot Jay at close range.  All three fled the scene and possibly left the area in a white SUV of unknown make and model.

Jason Lee Jay Shifflett (at left in photo with his son) was a beloved son, brother, and father who is survived by family and friends who desperately seek answers to his senseless murder.

Anyone with information regarding Jay’s homicide is encouraged to call Det. Sgt. Ronald Stayments of the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280 or Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000.  A reward of up to $1,000 is available through Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest.  Additionally, a reward of $10,000 is available through the City of Charlottesville for information leading to an arrest.

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Major Jim Mooney
Charlottesville Police Department

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