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Chambers arrested in connection with infant’s death

A Gloucester man sought by the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office for questioning in connection with the suspicious death of his infant daughter and critical injuries to his wife has been taken into custody.

Dennis Dwayne Chambers, 60, of Aberdeen Creek Road in Gloucester was taken into custody Wednesday and charged today with killing and murdering an infant female in the second degree and maliciously causing bodily injury to his wife with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable or kill. He is being held at the Gloucester Jail without bond.

At about 4 p.m. Wednesday, the GSO was notified by the New Kent Sheriff’s Office that a citizen saw the 2010 Volkswagen Beetle owned by Chambers at the Wahrani Nature Trail on Eltham Road in New Kent, according to GSO Chief Deputy Ryan Cookson.

Cookson said upon extensive search of the area by GSO and New Kent Sheriff’s Office personnel, Chambers was taken into custody on a warrant for malicious wounding of his wife.

Upon further investigation, a warrant was also obtained against Chambers for the death of Mrs. Chambers’s 5-month-old female infant, according to Cookson.

“Out of respect to the family we are currently withholding other specific information regarding these victims,” Cookson said in a release. He said Mrs. Chambers remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

The GSO responded to Chambers’s residence on Tuesday afternoon in reference to a female and her child who had not been heard from in an unusual length of time. Officers arrived to find the female with severe injuries and the infant deceased, according to a GSO release Tuesday.

That release said the GSO was looking to speak to Chambers, who was last seen at his residence at around 7 a.m. Tuesday. It also said Chambers was last seen operating a blue Volkswagen Beetle convertible with a black top and white stripe on the hood and each door. The release included a photo of a similar Volkswagen.