Two bodies found inside smoking Danville home

Scene of Pittsylvania County arson and homicide
Scene of Pittsylvania County arson and homicide(WDBJ7)
Published: Dec. 12, 2021 at 9:52 PM EST
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s office is investigating an arson and homicide after two bodies were found inside a home.

The Pittsylvania County 911 Center received a call Sunday at 10:00 a.m. from a neighbor in the 800 block of Old Mayfield Road in Danville, reporting smoke coming from a residence. Fire crews found the bodies of two males.

Based on evidence at the scene, detectives are investigating the matter as an arson and homicide. The bodies have been taken to the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for autopsies and are awaiting the official cause of deaths. The names of the males are being withheld pending the results of the autopsies.

Agencies participating in the investigation are the Pittsylvania County Fire Marshall, the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, the Pittsylvania County Commonwealth Attorney, The Danville Police Department, the Virginia State Police and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office or the Pittsylvania County Crimestoppers at 800-791-0044.

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