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Sheriff's Office investigating death of Fieldale woman

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FIELDALE-The Henry County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 69-year-old Fieldale resident.

Lorene Dalton Hopkins-Pequignot was found dead inside her home at 4436 Longview Drive on Friday at about 7 p.m., according to officials from the sheriff's office. According to Major Eric Winn of the Henry County Sheriff's Office, the body has been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia for an autopsy, to determine the cause of death.

“Further details of the incident cannot be released at this time, but the Sheriff's Office does not feel the public is in danger,” Winn said in a prepared statement.

Officials with the Sheriff's Office are asking anyone who knew Mrs. Hopkins-Pequignot to come forward, as well as anyone who noticed any suspicious activity around her home. People can call the Sheriff's Office at (276)-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (276)-632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime.  The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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