Galax Police waiting on Medical Examiner’s report before disclosing identity of deceased woman

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Galax Police Chief identifies the victim of the Dec. 23 shooting on Partridge Street as 19-year-old Kayla Crigger.

Galax Police Chief identifies the victim of the Dec. 23 shooting on Partridge Street as 19-year-old Kayla Crigger.

GALAX, Va. (WFXR) — Galax Police have confirmed the identity of a woman found dead after a shooting Monday, according to Chief DeWitt Cooper.

He adds the department will not share the woman’s name until the Medical Examiner’s report becomes available.

“I wanted to advise you the M.E. office finding is pending,” Cooper said via text message. “They need some further information from us. It will probably be next week before everything is completed. We have confirmed her name however we will not release it pending the final determination by M.E.”

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