Man arrested in connection to body found in January

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY (WSLS 10) - After months of investigating, police arrested a man in connection to a body found. Authorities found the body on January 13, 2016, in a wooded area off of Seminole Drive in Pittsylvania County.

Police say the deceased was identified as Jay Daniel Thompson,42, who resided with family at 193 Seminole Drive Danville, Virginia. An investigation was initiated into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Thompson. An investigation led to the arrest of Shanon Dale Slate, 42, who names a home address as 218 Rocklawn Avenue Danville, Virginia 24540 is charged with one count of Felony Homicide in violation of § 18.2-33 Code of Virginia.

If convicted Slate could be confined in a Virginia state correctional facility for not less than five years nor more than forty years. Slate remains in the Pittsylvania County Jail under no bond. His first court appearance has not been scheduled. The investigation continues.