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Police: Man found dead in Roanoke home being investigated as homicide

(MGN Online)

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- The Roanoke Police Department said its investigating a homicide.

Police said officers responded to the 1600 block of Dale Avenue, SE around 5:30 p.m. Friday after they said a dead body was found inside the home.

Roanoke Police identified the body as Tony Leonard Lawhorn, 63, of Roanoke.

His death is now being investigated as a homicide.

Officers collected potential evidence from inside Lawhorn's home and detectives are conducting interviews and working to establish a timeline of events.

The body was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information can call the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500. Callers can choose to remain anonymous. Anonymous text messages can be sent to 274637. Please start any text with the keyword "RoanokePD:" to ensure that it's properly sent.

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