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Victim identified, investigation upgraded to homicide after body found in Roanoke

Originally investigated as “suspicious death”

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE, 3/30 11 a.m.

Roanoke authorities have identified a woman who police say was the victim of a homicide.

According to police, the victim is 33-year-old Cassandra Pizzi. Authorities say her body was found in a wooded area of southeast Roanoke around 7:30 a.m. on Friday.

Pizzi’s death was originally being investigated as a “suspicious death,” but is now being investigated as a “homicide.”


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Roanoke police said a woman’s body was found in a wooded area of southeast Roanoke around 7:30 a.m. on Friday.

It’s being investigated as a “suspicious death.” Police were on the scene Friday in the 1000 block of 4th Street SE.

Police haven’t released her identity or cause of death.

Roanoke police said a woman’s body was found in a wooded area of southeast Roanoke around 7:30 a.m. on Friday.
Roanoke police said a woman’s body was found in a wooded area of southeast Roanoke around 7:30 a.m. on Friday. (WSLS)

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 540-344-8500 or text 274637, beginning the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.

This is a developing story. Stay with 10 News for updates.


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