BREAKING: Police on scene of an incident at Melrose Ave. and 16th St.


Today at approximately 8:30 a.m., Roanoke Police responded to a person down call in the 500 block of 16th Street N.W.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male outside of an unoccupied residence. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Roanoke Police are working with the Office of the Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 540-344-8500 and share what you know. You can also text 274673; please begin the text with "RoanokePD" to ensure it is properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.


Roanoke Police are currently on the scene of an investigation that has the road blocked at the intersection of Melrose Avenue and 16th Street Police tape is posted around a house in that vicinity.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Photo: Cynthia Beasley, WSET-TV


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