Immigration officials detain 2 men amid Bedford County murder investigation

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BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) Two men from El Salvador, who were detained earlier this week in Bedford County, are being held in a Farmville jail by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Victor Arnoldo Rodas and Lisandro Posada-Vazquez

ICE spokesperson Carissa Cutrell told WDBJ7 Thursday that Victor Arnoldo Rodas, 19, and Lisandro Posada-Vazquez, 23 are currently detained at the Farmville Detention Center in Farmville, Virginia.

In an earlier version of this story, WDBJ7 quoted Cutrell as saying Rodas and Posada-Vazquez "were arrested on local charges by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office." Cutrell contacted WDBJ7 at 8:54 PM Thursday and notified us that she had made an error in her earlier statement, and that Rodas and Posada-Vazquez had not been formally charged in Bedford County.

Rodas and Posada-Vazquez were initially sent to the Roanoke City Jail for ICE detainment on Tuesday.

Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown said Tuesday that his office detained several individuals in connection with the death of Raymond Wood. Wood, 17, was found dead on Roaring Run Road in Goode Monday night.

Sources with knowledge of the Wood murder investigation tell WDBJ7 that Bedford County deputies also detained Jose Coreas-Ventura. Coreas-Ventura was arraigned in Bedford County Circuit Court Wednesday on a fugitive charge, after deputies discovered he was wanted for carrying out a gang-related murder in Maryland nine months ago.

As of Thursday night, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office has not publicly acknowledged any arrests or charges in connection with Wood's death. Online court records do not list any charges directly connected to Wood's case.