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Burned-out vehicle containing humans remains in Appomattox County registered to reported missing person

Sheriff’s Office says remains found in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest

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APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

Authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a person whose remains were found in a burned-out vehicle Wednesday morning.

The Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office said the human remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for positive identification and determination of the cause of death.

According to authorities, the vehicle was a 2002 GMC Yukon. The person who it was registered under was reported missing by his family on Wednesday in Bedford County.


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities are investigating after someone discovered human remains on Wednesday morning.

The remains were found inside a burned-out vehicle near the intersection of Forbes Road and State Park Road, which is in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest.

They are being sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office at 434-352-8241.


About the Author:

Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.