UPDATE: Burned vehicle found in Appomattox Co. with remains inside registered to person reported missing in Bedford Co., authorities say

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — After discovering human remains in a burned vehicle in the forest on Wednesday, Appomattox County authorities announced Thursday the abandoned vehicle is registered to a person reported missing from Bedford County.

The investigation began Wednesday, Oct. 21, after deputies located the burned-out vehicle near the intersection of Forbes Road and State Park Road in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest.

The remains were reportedly transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke to identify the victim and determine the cause of death.

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office — who is working alongside the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office — announced the 2002 GMC Yukon that was set on fire and abandoned is registered to an individual whose family reported him missing to Bedford County authorities on Wednesday.

Members of Virginia State Police, the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, the Lynchburg Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms are also assisting with the investigation, authorities say.

If you have any information about this case or remember seeing either the vehicle fire or suspicious activity in the area between the night of Tuesday, Oct. 20, and Wednesday morning, you are asked to contact the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 352-8241.

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