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Double homicide probed
Kathy and Charles Darryl Fain were found dead Wednesday
Above, Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry (center) helps hold up crime scene tape Wednesday for investigators to pass through. They were investigating the home at 25 Beaver Road in Villa Heights after two bodies were found inside.
A Villa Heights couple was found dead inside their home Wednesday afternoon, according to Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry.
The deaths of Kathy Bailey Fain, 49, and her husband, Charles Darryl Fain, 52, are being investigated as a double homicide, according to Perry and a news release from the sheriff’s office issued late Wednesday.
One of the bodies was found after a person went to the Fains’ home at 25 Beaver Road to check on the residents after they did not respond to calls, police said. After police were summoned, they found a second body.
“It appears a firearm was used inside the home,” states a news release from the sheriff’s office. Perry would not elaborate Wednesday night.
The bodies were found in different rooms, he said, and a door initially created an obstacle to reaching one of them.
“There is a door that we are having to work around to preserve the integrity of the evidence,” Perry said at mid-afternoon.
Police also determined there was a third occupant of the home, Zachary Bailey, 19, Kathy Fain’s son. He had not kept an appointment that morning, and authorities asked for the public’s help in finding him, saying they were concerned for his safety.
However, shortly thereafter, someone called and told police where he was, Perry said. Zachary was located and interviewed at the sheriff’s office, the release stated.
Authorities arrived at the scene shortly after receiving a 911 call at 12:17 p.m., after a person went inside the home and found one of the bodies, Perry said.
“There was a phone conversation with the individuals here last night. A conversation took place last night and plans were made, and when the person couldn’t get in touch with them this morning,” that person went to the home and to check on the people, the sheriff said.
The sheriff’s office is trying to confirm when the Fains were last seen alive, the release states. It is asking anyone who has had contact with either victim in the past week or who has information related to this crime to contact the sheriff’s office.
The bodies were taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for autopsies.
The Fains’ brick ranch home is on Beaver Road, near the intersection of Dudley Road. An SUV, with a floral lei hanging from the rearview mirror, was parked in the driveway Wednesday, and a pop-up type camper was parked nearby.
Joann Barker, who also lives in the residential neighborhood, said the woman who lived in the home “kept the roads hot at all hours of the day. She was running errands, I guess.”
Barker said she could not recall seeing the woman or Zachary Bailey recently.
“I’d see him catch the school bus right there,” she said, pointing to an area near the intersection. “I don’t think I’ve seen him since school was out.”
Anyone having information about the Fains’ deaths is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463).
The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $1,000 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.