Update: Victim Identified in Roanoke Stabbing Death

Roanoke, VA - Roanoke police have identified the victim of a homicide.

They say 59-year-old Gary Lynn Saunders was found stabbed to death on Campbell Avenue just after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

30-year-old Jessica Blackwell has been arrested and charged with his murder.

If you have any information about this crime, call Roanoke Police.


Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Police have arrested someone for an overnight homicide.

30-year-old Jessica Frances Blackwell of Roanoke is charged with murder.

Officers responded to a home on Campbell Avenue Southwest about two Wednesday morning.

That's where they found a man inside who had been stabbed.

Crews pronounced him dead at the scene.

His identity has not been released.


Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Police are investigating an overnight homicide.

Officers responded to a home in the 1000 block of Campbell Avenue, SW about 2:00 a.m. They found a man inside who had been stabbed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators have a suspect in custody, but they have not released his or her identity.

No charges have been filed.