BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A North Carolina man is being charged with second-degree murder for the death of a Bedford County woman.
On Friday, Oct. 7 the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to Madison View Drive in the Forest Area to find a 28-year-old woman unresponsive. The woman was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where she passed away the next day. She was identified as Katlyn Montgomery.
Deputies in Bedford Co. say they put together a joint task force with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to identify a suspect in the death investigation. The suspect they identified was 28-year-old Trenton Frye of Greensboro North Carolina.
Authorities say on Thursday Oct. 20 Frye was arrested without incident in Greensboro and charged with the second degree murder of Katlyn Montgomery. Frye is currently waiting to be extradited back to Bedford.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says they would like to thank the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s office, the Bedford Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the Greensboro Police Department for their assistance in the investigation. Sheriff Mike Miller says the investigation is still ongoing and if anyone has any information to contact them at 540-587-7827 or the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Crime Stopper callers remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.00.
A statement from Katlyn Montgomery’s family was released:
“Katlyn was an amazing devoted and loving mother to her 4-year-old daughter. She brightened every room she ever entered and was the light of our life. She never met a stranger and would go out of her way to help anyone. She believed in love and unity. She believed that everyone deserves the chance to be happy and live life to the fullest. Her family is devastated by this tragedy, especially her mother who is grieving the ultimate loss. She was a loving daughter, the funny sister, the sweet granddaughter, the lovable niece, the feisty cousin, and the friend who loved with no limits. She will be dearly missed by everyone, and our family will always honor her memory. The last thing Katlyn wrote in her journal was I am loved. Our pain will become our purpose to carry on her legacy and remind everyone they are loved.”— Montgomery Family