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Medical examiner releases identity of 17-year-old found dead in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS 10) - The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Roanoke identified the body of the person found on Roaring Run Road on Monday night as Raymond Wood, age 17, of Lynchburg.

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office says the case has shifted to a homicide investigation.

Deputies say no arrests have been made at this time, but they not believe there is any danger to the community.

Several Bedford County schools were placed on perimeter lockdown on Tuesday, while the investigation was ongoing.

Deputies say the investigation conducted by the Lynchburg Police Department concerning abduction is related to this investigation.

Due to the complexity of this investigation, the sheriff's office says it will only release information as it is deemed credible and vital for public knowledge.