Authorities investigate arson and murder after two men found dead
Danville, Virginia – Two bodies were discovered inside a residence, prompting the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an arson and homicide.
A neighbor in the 800 block of Old Mayfield Road in Danville called the Pittsylvania County 911 Center at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday to report smoke coming from a home. Upon arrival, firefighters found two men dead inside.
Detectives are investigating the case as an arson and homicide based on evidence found at the scene. The remains were transferred to the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for autopsy, and the official cause of death is still unknown. The identity of the men were not revealed pending autopsies.
The Pittsylvania County Fire Marshall, the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, the Pittsylvania County Commonwealth Attorney, the Danville Police Department, the Virginia State Police, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are among the agencies involved in the investigation.
No arrests have been made in connection to this case. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office or Crimestoppers at 800-791-0044.