John Lee Pope

On December 16, 1966, John Lee Pope, age 17, was found stabbed and beaten in the 1800 block of Wellington Avenue in the South Norfolk section of the City. The victim, a resident of Norfolk, was a sophomore at Booker T. Washington High School. This is currently the oldest unsolved homicide in the City of Chesapeake. The public is asked to assist in solving this crime.

View the Informational Flyer on John Lee Pope (PDF).

The case remains unsolved. There is a reward of up to $1000 if your information leads to an arrest. You can remain anonymous. For a complete list of unsolved homicides in Chesapeake, visit Cold Case Homicide Investigations.

Additional Information

What you can do if you have any information:

If you have any information regarding an unsolved case, your tip can be forwarded to the Crimes Against Persons Squad. You can remain anonymous.

  1. By Telephone via Chesapeake Crime Line at 1-888-562-5887
  2. Visit the Chesapeake Crime Line or with the mobile app "P3TIPS"
  3. Email Cold Case Section
  4. Using the Cold Case Homicide Tip Sheet