Human remains discovered near US-220N exit in Roanoke, police say

The Franklin Road exit will be closed until further notice

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE 6:22 P.M.:

Skeletal remains were discovered near an exit ramp off of US-220 North in Roanoke, according to police.

Police said the northbound Franklin Road exit ramp off of US-220 is closed due to the forensics investigation but should be clear soon.

The RPD Forensics Investigations Unit was on the scene with staff from the Medical Examiner’s Office, according to authorities.

Police said that the Medical Examiner’s office took the remains and that teams will go back out to the scene on Wednesday to learn more.


ORIGINAL STORY:

A northbound exit ramp off of US-220 in Roanoke County has been closed due to “security/police activity,” according to VDOT.

Authorities said the incident is near Franklin Road.

Drivers can expect delays.

10 News has a crew en route to learn more.

Stick with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.


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