Nelson County, VA
Nelson lawmen are investigating what they suspect is “foul play” in the death of a 73 year old man in the southern part of the county on Gaines Hill Road. “We are treating this as a homicide at this time,” Billy Mays, investigator with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department told BRL Wednesday afternoon. Inv. Mays also said this early in an investigation it’s not uncommon to rule questionable deaths as homicides.
The body was apparently seen by someone driving by and called deputies.
Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks said in another conversation later, though he does think foul play has happened, he’s not overly concerned for public safety of others in the area. “We are fairly confident in who we are looking for. We are looking within a certain circle of people. I do not think people living nearby have to be overly worried, but should obviously use a touch more caution and be more alert until we more information in hand and an arrest.
Anyone with additional information is asked to called the sheriff’s office at 434.263.7050
The body of the man located has been sent to the medical examiner’s officer for an autopsy.
More as we know.