LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — An autopsy performed on a Lynchburg man after a death investigation has concluded that there was no evidence of foul play.
On Thursday, May 5, officers were called to perform a welfare check on Roy Mitchell Hicks III when he hadn’t been seen for weeks. Police say they not only found Hicks dead in his apartment, but he was in an advanced state of decomposition.
The autopsy was performed by the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Roanoke. The medical examiner found there was no evidence of foul play and the cause of death is pending further study.
The OCME says the study could take up to 10-12 weeks.
Police say the investigation is still ongoing and ask anyone who has information to come forward and contact Detective Davis at 434-455-6166 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900.