Bedford County Sheriff investigating homicide, looking for victim’s car

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Bedford County sheriff’s Office is looking for a man’s car after they say someone killed him.

The Sheriff’s Office Deputies are attempting to locate the victim’s car, a 2014 White Hyundai Sonata with a Virginia tag WNG-9916.

“If you do see this vehicle, do not approach consider him armed and dangerous,” said Sheriff Mike Miller.

If you see this vehicle, do not approach it. The subject with the vehicle should be considered armed and dangerous.

Deputies say when the man, who’s identity has not yet been released, didn’t show up for work Thursday morning, someone came and checked on him but they found him seriously injured and called for help.

“When the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office arrived, we found the subject was deceased,” Sheriff Miller said.

Deputies responded to the 6000 block of White House Road in Moneta and discovered the victim was deceased.

Sheriff Miller says the investigation is on-going and they aren’t able to say what kind of injuries the victim suffered from.

But there will be an autopsy to determine his cause of death.

“He has been sent to the medical examiners office and when we get more information we’ll be releasing it.”

The man’s death is being investigated as a homicide which is something neighbors say they aren’t used to in this area.

“We don’t have that sort of thing happen around here,” said Wanda Padgett who lives in the area.

Despite the news, it’s not something that has Padgett worried.

“I’m concerned for the family and what actually happened, but I don’t feel like there’s a threat to the community as a whole.”

And the sheriff agrees.

“We have no indication that there’s a threat to the public. But it’s always unsure until we complete the investigation, but we have no reason to believe that the public is in danger,” said Sheriff Miller.

Anyone with information regarding this crime can call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

Callers can remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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