More information expected soon in Washington County, Va. double homicide
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/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTableUPDATE 10:30 a.m. Wednesday News 5 obtained word from the Washington County, Virginia Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning that the agency hopes to release additional information on a double homicide around noon. Authorities are working toward identifying the victims and providing information in regards to the suspect. We will have the latest as it becomes available. ---- UPDATE, 10:15 p.m. Sheriff Fred Newman has released a few more details surrounding the death of two people on Flatwood Acres Road earlier this afternoon. A knife and handgun were found inside the residence and investigators say the house was in "disarray," he noted. Police continue to look for a suspect developed as a person of interest early on in the investigation. A family member was the one who contacted police about the discovery of the bodies, Newman said. ___________________________________________________________________________________ UPDATE, 8:30 p.m. Sheriff Fred Newman says the general public is safe but the murder of two people near Chilhowie was not a random act, News 5's Tiana Bohner reports. A suspect is still being sought in the case and Newman says a person of interest has been identified by investigators, Newman said. The bodies were discovered just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Washington County, Virginia Sheriff Fred Newman confirming two people have been found murdered in a home. Deputies responded just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to the home on Flatwood Acres Road near Chilhowie. They are looking for a suspect and the Virginia State Police is assisting in the search and investigation, Newman told News 5. No further details are available at this time. News 5 has a crew headed to the scene and we will bring you more information as soon as we have it.