26-year-old man charged with murder after woman’s body found at Roanoke park

Richard Quarles (Roanoke Police Department)


Quarles has been sentenced. Read more here.


A man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after Leeann Haun was found dead at a Roanoke park last week, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

We’re told the suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Richard Quarles.

Roanoke Police says this is an ongoing investigation.


Authorities have released further details after a body was found at a park in Roanoke.

Authorities said they received a 911 call around 4:20 a.m. Friday and when officers arrived at the scene, they said they found an unresponsive woman with injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s identity will be released once next-of-kin has been notified, according to police.

Authorities said no suspects were found at the scene and no arrests have been made.

According to police, this is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 540-344-8500 or text 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.


A body was found at a park in Roanoke, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

We’re told the body was found at Belmont Park, which was formerly known as Jackson Park.

10 News currently has a crew on scene working for you to learn more.

Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops

About the Author:

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.