UPDATE: The Roanoke County Police Department identified the suspect and the victim in Sunday’s murder.

According to police, Marquis Xavier Blue, 24, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Cierra Shante Easley, 35.


ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — According to the Roanoke County Information Office, the Roanoke County Police Department is now conducting a homicide investigation after being called to a structure fire last night.

Reports say, just before 4 p.m. on Sunday, the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue answered a call for a structure fire, occurring on the 6200 block of Darby road.

Officials say the fire was handled quickly, however, one female was found dead in the home.

Roanoke County Police was also called to the scene and is now conducting a homicide investigation.

They say, one person has been taken into custody and has been charged with second-degree murder. According to reports, the identity of the suspect has yet to be released but will be released at a later time.