Emporia, Va _  Police in Emporia are searching for the ex-boyfriend of a woman found dead of a gunshot wound in the front yard of a home there early Friday.


Police say the victim was Michelle Roper, 36 of Emporia, and witnesses to the shooting pointed them to Lamont George, 47, also of Emporia.


Police say George may be driving a black 1998 Mercedes Benz 4-door with Virginia tags WSU9519.