Roanoke Police Investigating Homicide

Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Police were dispatched to the intersection of 8th Street SE and Dale Avenue SE last night after receiving numerous 911 calls in reference to a male with a cut or stab wound to his neck. Witnesses described an adult male wandering near the intersection with the wound to his neck. Further information received from 911 callers indicated the victim had been picked up by a citizen in a vehicle and taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. 

Officers went to the hospital and found that the victim, identified as 37-year-old Brandon Russell Mulheuser, of Roanoke, had a stab wound to his neck. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The investigation revealed that Mulheuser's death was a homicide. A suspect who was involved in an altercation with Mulheuser prior to the 911 calls has been identified. The suspect is an acquaintance of Mulheuser. The circumstances leading to the stabbing are still under investigation and no charges have been placed at this time. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Roanoke Police Department tip line at 540-344-8500. Callers may remain anonymous. 


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