The Roanoke Police Department has ruled that a woman who was found dead Wednesday was murdered.
Jeanne Smith, 57, was found dead inside a 7th Street home early Wednesday morning. She died from multiple stab wounds. Smith’s daughter, 23-year-old Elizabeth Wood, also was stabbed. Wood survived the attack.
Smith’s husband, Michael Iseman, has been charged with stabbing Wood. Iseman has not been formally charged with Smith’s murder. He has been charged with stabbing Wood.
Iseman was arraigned Thursday morning in General District Court. Iseman said he didn't commit the crime, though he did say he understood the charges against him. At other times, he seemed confused by the proceeding.
The man charged with stabbing his stepdaughter Wednesday morning will stay in jail.
Michael Iseman was arraigned Thursday morning in General District Court. Iseman said he didn't commit the crime, though he did say he understood the charges against him. At other times, he seemed confused by the proceeding.
Iseman was appointed a public defender and a judge ordered him held without bond pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for December.
Iseman is charged with wounding his stepdaughter, Elizabeth Wood. Wood's mother was also found dead inside a Southeast Roanoke house. Police have not filed any charges related to Wood's death, at this point.
Police arrested a man on a charge of aggravated assault for a stabbing that took place Wednesday morning in Roanoke.
Michael Iseman, 44, of Roanoke is charged with stabbing Elizabeth Wood, 23, of Roanoke several times.
Police also found Wood's mother, Jeanne Smith, 57, of Roanoke dead inside the home on 7th Street SE, where the stabbing incident was reported. Iseman and Smith were wed on October 3 of this year.
Iseman's arrest took place after a traffic stop in Henry County around 12:35 p.m. Wednesday. He was arrested in the 1000 block of 7th Street.
Wood was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after officers found her on the front porch of the home.
According to a news release, officers were called to the home at 5:21 a.m. after receiving a report of an assault.
When they arrived, they found the body of the victim's mother inside.
Detectives are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death.
There have been no reported domestic issues at the 7th Street address involving Iseman and Smith.
Iseman has been taken to the Roanoke City Jail. More charges against him are pending investigation results.
Police are looking for the person who stabbed two women in Roanoke.
One woman was found dead and another was found wounded early Wednesday morning at the corner of 7th Street and Albemarle Avenue in Southeast Roanoke.
Police have identified a suspect but are not saying if it is a man or a woman. Investigators say the attack was not random.