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Victim identified in Henry County death investigation

Jeep found in Franklin County Wednesday night

HENRY COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police have released the name of the 63-year-old woman who was found dead Wednesday morning.

Pamela Morse was found dead by her husband at about 8 a.m. inside their Henry County home, according to police.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, and then contacted the Virginia State Police to conduct the investigation into the death.

Her remains have been sent to the medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information should contact the Virginia State Police at 1-800-542-5959.


ORIGINAL STORY

State police found an important piece of the puzzle Wednesday night surrounding the investigation into a woman’s death in Henry County.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible homicide reported Wednesday morning at 1385 Wingfield Orchard Road, according to Sheriff Lane Perry.

Virginia State Police located a red 2010 Jeep Compass with Virginia tags VFV-5461 in Franklin County on Wednesday night. The Sheriff’s Office had been asking people to be on lookout for the vehicle, since it had been taken from the crime scene.

Investigators are questioning several people who may have more information related to the incident.

“I’m shocked,” said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.

The investigation began after a family member came home to find a woman in her 60s dead inside the home on Wednesday morning.

State police were contacted at about 10 a.m. to assist with the investigation.

Investigators did not say Wednesday how the woman died.

“My heart just goes out to her family," the neighbor said.

According to Sheriff Lane Perry, state police were called in because someone who is retired from the sheriff’s office is a member of the victim’s family.

Perry would not be more specific.

An unsettling situation, the neighbor said, and concerning if the suspect turns out to be someone who does not live at the home.

“I’ll just have to pray that God will keep me safe," said the neighbor.

Family members, including a woman who identified herself as the victim’s daughter, were at the scene Wednesday but declined to be interviewed.

Perry is asking people in area to report any suspicious activity in the area between 8 and 9 p.m. Tuesday.

You can also call state police at 1 800 542 5959.


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