BLAND COUNTY, Va. – May 23, 2023 marked three years since the day a Pennsylvania man was found stabbed to death near Interstate 77 in Bland County, according to Virginia State Police.
The body of 57-year-old Bruce Ritchie was found in a ditch along Wilderness Road in 2020, as we previously reported. Police say he had been stabbed to death.
State police said Ritchie had been north on I-77 when he apparently pulled off the exit and parked his vehicle.
Police say they received dozens of tips and collected substantial evidence at the scene back in 2020, including a knife, but they’re still asking people to come forward if they may know anything – especially from those who may recall having seen a white Nissan, other vehicles, and/or people at the pull-off on Wilderness Road Friday evening, May 22, 2020, through noon Saturday, May 23, 2020.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Virginia State Police Wytheville Division at 276-228-3131 or send an email to email@example.com.