CARROLL COUNTY, Va. – A man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to a 30-year-old woman’s death, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
On July 27 at about 11:30 a.m., authorities were called to Fairlawn Lane, in the Woodlawn area, for the report of a woman who was unresponsive.
Upon arrival, EMS personnel found the victim, 30-year-old Laura Caroline “Carrie” Buffkin, dead at the scene with what appeared to be an apparent gunshot wound.
After investigating further, authorities identified Kevin Lee Sizemore, 42, of Hillsville, as a person of interest in relation to her death.
On Friday, investigators located Sizemore and say he had a handgun concealed on his person.
As a result of the investigation, Sizemore has been arrested and charged with the following:
- Second-degree murder
- Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
- Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
- Possession of a firearm while subject to a protective order
- Felony larceny of a firearm
- Possess concealed weapon
We’re told Sizemore was taken before a magistrate and is currently being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond pending arraignment.
Authorities say this is an ongoing investigation.