An autopsy will be performed on the body of a woman found at her home in Ridgeway on Thursday morning.

Henry County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call at 5:03 a.m. at 36 Staples Ave., where they found the woman dead inside the residence.

She has been identified as Catherine Evans McDaniel, 57, a sheriff's office release said.

Deputies called a medical examiner to the scene, but the cause and manner of death are unknown.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday at  the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke.

Anyone having information regarding the death of McDaniel is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751.

Steven Doyle is Local Editor of the Martinsville Bulletin. Contact him at 276-638-8801 ext. 245. Follow @StevenLDoyle.

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