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Sheriff's Office: Similarities found between Henry County homicide victim and missing man

Everett Odell Bivins Jr. and Roger Eugene Amos Jr. (left to right)
Everett Odell Bivins Jr. and Roger Eugene Amos Jr. (left to right) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

HENRY COUNTY (WSLS 10) - The Henry County Sheriff's Office is investigating after receiving a report of a dead body on Monday night.

The sheriff's office says there are consistencies between that body and a man who was last seen on August 1, but that due to the condition of the remains, it is uncertain at this time if they are the same. These consistencies are tattoos and relative time frames.

On August 8, at 7:31 p.m., the 911 Center received a call after the body had been found in the 5100 Appalachian Drive.

When deputies arrived at the scene, it was apparent the man's body had been there for several days. It was taken to the Roanoke Medical Examiner's Office for identification and cause of death.

The identification has not been established yet, but the manner of death has been ruled as a homicide.

The cause of death will not be released at this time. The Henry County Sheriff's Office has processed the scene, collected evidence, and is interviewing people.

The Henry County Sheriff's Office also is searching for a missing person, Everett Odell Bivins Jr, who was last seen on Monday, August 1, by his fiancée.

It was not uncommon for him to not be seen for a couple days, but on August 5, Everett was reported as missing.

The medical examiner's office is investigating the identity of the body with information the sheriff's office has collected.

At this time, the sheriff's office is asking for the public's help to find Roger Amos, who may have relevant information to this case. He is a known acquaintance of Everett's.

Anyone having information regarding this murder or the whereabouts of Everett Odell Bivins Jr. or Roger Eugene Amos Jr. is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff's Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463).

The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime.  The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.