Victims identified in Pittsylvania County double homicide and arson investigation

Southside Virginia News

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — According to Pittsylvania County authorities, the medical examiner has positively identified the two men who were found shot to death inside a smoking home last December.

On Dec. 12, 2021, the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office says a neighbor in the 800 block of Old Mayfield Road placed a 911 call about smoke coming from a nearby residence.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they discovered two male bodies inside the residence. The medical examiner later determined both men had been shot to death.

According to a statement from the sheriff’s office’s on Thursday, Jan. 13, the victims have been identified as 25-year-old Fermin Silva-Garcia and 33-year-old Victor Garcia-Mayorga, both from Mexico.

As of this writing, authorities say no arrests have been made in connection with this ongoing investigation.

Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 434-432-7800.

If you’d like to remain anonymous, you can call the Pittsylvania County CrimeStoppers at 800-791-0044. Anyone with information leading to an arrest may qualify for a cash reward.

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