Woman found dead in Wasena area of Roanoke

Woman's identity, cause of death under investigation

ROANOKE, Va. – A woman was found dead in the Wasena area of Roanoke, police say.

On Thursday around 7:30 p.m., Roanoke police responded to a report of a dead body found in a wooded area near the 1500 block of Wasena Avenue Southwest.

Roanoke police and the medical examiner identified the woman and have notified her family. Her death was ruled accidental. Authorities have not released her name yet.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 540-344-8500. You can also text Roanoke police at 274637. Please begin the text with "RoanokePD". Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

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