Sheriff's Office searching for Lee County man's killer

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Investigators are following up on multiple leads after a man was found murdered in his own home.

Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons says his deputies were called to 2058 St. Charles Road this morning.

He says when they arrived on scene, Rick Cooper, 59, was found inside his home, killed by a gun shot wound.

The sheriff says they were tipped off by a friend who had not heard from Cooper in the past few days.

The discovery was made just before noon, Parsons told News 5's Ellie Romano during an interview.

Parsons says there are no suspects in custody at this time, but that they are actively following up on leads.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is working with Virginia State Police in the investigation.

Anyone with information on the case can call (276) 346-7777.

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