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Death being investigated as homicide
Woman's body was found in home; car found on Parkway

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Monday night as a homicide, the sheriff said.

The body of Joyce Daily Mitchell, 74, 270 King Air Ave., Ridgeway, was found in the home at 5:34 p.m. after neighbors and family called the sheriff’s office asking them to do a well-being check at the home, Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry said Monday night. Perry said the cause of death had not been released.

Around the same time Monday, Perry said, Mitchell’s vehicle, a 1998 maroon 4-door Chrysler Concorde, was discovered abandoned at mile marker 124 of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The vehicle had not been reported stolen before it was found, Perry said.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone in the area who had seen the vehicle Monday or noted any suspicious activity in the area to call 656-4200.


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