UPDATE: Bedford County deputies identify body found at Sheetz

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The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased man found at Sheetz on East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike yesterday as Richard Andrew Cooper, 50, of Salem, Va.

The cause of death is undetermined.

They say there are no indicators of any foul play, therefore there will be no further investigation by law enforcement into his death.

His family has been notified of his death.


The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found at a Sheetz on East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike.

The call came in just after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

A caller told 911 that there was a man sitting in a car near gas pumps who wasn't breathing.

Crews tried to perform CPR on the man, but he was pronounced dead around 2:30 p.m.

It appears the man had been deceased in the vehicle a while before he was found.

The body will be transported to a local funeral home.

Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies are working to notify his next of kin.

No foul play is suspected.