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Woman found dead in northwest Roanoke, police investigating cause of death



Roanoke, Virginia – A woman’s death in northwest Roanoke is being investigated by police as a homicide.

Roanoke Police was notified on August 9 about a female body in the 800 block of 8th Street. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found the 60-year-old Joann Jones dead.

Officers believe Jones was killed due to the extent of her injuries, but the cause of death is yet to be identified.

No additional information was released.

If you have any information regarding this incident, call the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 344-8500.

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