Vinton continues to investigate homicide - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Vinton continues to investigate homicide

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VINTON -

The Vinton Police Department says they can confirm that the victim's head was found severed and that the medical examiner is continuing their investigation into the cause of Karen Selbe's death.

Due to the ongoing criminal investigation and the pending judicial process, police say there will be no additional information released related to the specifics of this case.

Police also say based on interviews conducted and evidence collected, that they have determined Karen Selbe was the specific target of the crime.

29-year-old Dean Austin Selbe has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the death of Karen Selbe, who was the mother of the accused.

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Monday's story:

Vinton Police responded to 305 Cedar Ave. in reference to suspicious circumstances on Sunday, January 26th around 12:30 p.m.

Shortly after arriving at the home, officers found a deceased female in the bedroom of the home.

An investigation has led to the arrest of 29-year-old Dean Austin Selbe, who was a resident of the home and was on scene when the officers arrived.

He's been charged with first degree murder in the death of Karen J. Selbe, who is the mother of the accused and also a resident of the home.

It is being considered a homicide and an investigation into the cause of death is being conducted by the medical examiner's office.

Dean Selbe was taken to the Roanoke County Jail, where he is being held without bond.

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