Police: Cause of death released for man found deceased in home

March 21, 2018 - An autopsy was performed today on the 51-year-old male located deceased inside of a residence yesterday morning in the 1700 block of Padbury Avenue, S.E.

The Medical Examiner has determined that the man passed away of natural causes due to a medical issue.  The man's identity has not been released. 


March 20, 2018 - Roanoke Police have initiated a death investigation after an adult male was found dead inside a house in the 1700 block of Padbury Avenue, S.W. this morning. 

Police said officers were called to the house around 6:00 a.m. in reference to a public service call to check on the well being of the resident. 

Upon approaching the residence, police observed blood in the interior of the house which was visible from an exterior window.  A check of the residence was conducted and that is when police found the deceased. There was a visible injury to the male consistent with the blood that was observed.  

Officers, detectives and forensic investigators are collecting physical evidence and interviewing neighbors who may be able to assist in a timeline of the activities of the man prior to his death. 

The body has been transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy and to determine a cause and manner of death. 

This is an ongoing investigation. 


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