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Human remains discovered in Virginia near Interstate 77

11-5-20 Bland Co - Bastian off I77 at Exit 58 - Remains Located - VSP Crime Scene Vehicle.JPG
Posted at 2:43 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 14:43:24-05

WYTHEVILLE, Va. -- Virginia State Police is looking into the discovery of human remains near Interstate 77 in Bland County.

A news release from state police says officers were notified of the discovery of human remains near the intersection of Arrowhead Drive and Route 666/Indian Village Trail off exit 58 on I-77.

The news release says the remains appear to be that of a female and were located at the edge of a gravel lot adjacent to a gas station.

The body has been taken to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination, autopsy and positive identification.

"Because we are still waiting for the preliminary autopsy to be conducted, we are not in a position to say if we suspect foul play is related to the unattended death," said a state police spokesperson.