Police say the preliminary autopsy report shows no signs of wounds or trauma to a body found at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The Martinsville Police Department received a call of a body lying in a ditch on Smith Lake Road.The caller was walking on Smith Lake Road when they observed the body in a ditch. Officers arrived and found a body near the Village Street intersection.
At this time, the body has not been identified and a cause of death has not been determined. The body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke.
The police department is investigating this as a homicide, if anyone has any information related to the incident, please contact Lieutenant Sandy Hines at 276-403-5328 or Martinsville Police Department at 276-403-5300.
Those with information can also call the Crime Stoppers line at 276-63-CRIME (276-632-7463). Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tip line and callers with information leading to an arrest and conviction could be eligible for up to a $2,500 reward.