At approximately 5:03 AM on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, the Martinsville & Henry County 9-1-1 Center received a call of a deceased person at 36 Staples Avenue in Ridgeway, Virginia. The deceased was identified as Catherine Evans McDaniel, 57, of the home. Investigators say there were no signs of forced entry at the home and no signs of a struggle. An autopsy was performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Roanoke today and the preliminary results showed no obvious signs of foul play or homicide. The complete autopsy report will be pending toxicology and additional testing. The cause and manner of death remain unknown at this time.