Authorities say mother, daughter found dead in Nelson County apartment

Authorities believe there's no safety concern for the public

By Magdala Louissaint - Lynchburg Bureau Reporter, Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager, Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer


The Nelson County Sheriff's Office has identified the two people who were found dead at the Lovington Ridge Apartments. 

Mother and daughter Deborah Lee Bruce, 60, of Bedford, and Patricia Michelle Bruce, 38, of Lovingston, were found dead inside an apartment at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday. 

One was found in the bedroom, while the other was found in the living room of Patricia's apartment, according to authorities. 

Foul play was not evident at the scene, but the investigation is ongoing. 

Their bodies have been sent to the medical examiner. 


Authorities are investigating the death of two people in Nelson County.

The two were found at the Lovingston Ridge Apartments on Ridge Lane, according to the Nelson County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office believes there is no safety concern for the public in connection with these two deaths.  

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