Lynchburg police are investigating the “suspicious” death of a woman. The body of 29-year-old Amy Connely Hewett was found at a home on Perrymont Avenue in Lynchburg on Thursday shortly after noon, according to ABC 13. No further details were released.
Photo/ ABC 13
Right around the same time, a woman was found dead at a home on Glascow Avenue in Buena Vista. Police said 56-year-old Susan Smith Khoshpasand suffered multiple stab wounds. They have arrested and charged her son-in-law, Michael K. O'hare, 33, with first degree murder.
O'hare's wife also suffered stab wounds, and was treated and released from the hospital.
In Botetourt, authorities found the body of 43-year-old Donna B. Hahn dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest on the porch of a home on Carvins Cove Road in Botetourt County last night, according to ABC 13. It appears to have been a murder-suicide.
The Sheriff's Office found Hahn's estranged husband, James Alan Hahn, 47, dead of an apparent self inflicted gunshot to the head in his vehicle on the Smith Mountain Lake Parkway.
And the body of a woman reported missing five weeks ago from Fries has been found after a boy weed eating picked up a cell phone and turned it over to police. Investigators returned to the area near the Grayson-Wythe County line, where the boy found the phone, and discovered the body of 33-year-old Desia Rae George nearby.
Carroll County authorities took the woman’s boyfriend into custody on Thursday, according to WDBJ 7.
Sources: ABC 13, WDBJ
A graveside service will be held today for a pastor's 10-year-old daughter who was shot outside her home near Charlottesville on Tuesday.
The Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of 10-year-old Maggie Hollifield as accidental.
The Albemarle County police department said a 14-year-old male shot Maggie outside her Crozet home; church leaders say the shooting was a "horrible accident."
Maggie was the daughter of Paul and Anne Hollifield. Paul is the pastor of Commonwealth Christian Community Church in Crozet. Our thoughts and prayers to the family and to the young man who accidentally shot her.
Source: Daily Mail, WVIR
How Sweet It Is! These twins are born and almost immediately Hold Hands!
The twins were delivered by C-section in Spain and placed side-by-side in an incubator.
One doctor said, "They each looked different ways and yet they naturally joined hands. [It was] "instinctive."
Photo: YouTube screen shot
Natural Bridge is for sale. Natural Bridge! The sale of the world-famous Virginia landmark includes the bridge, the 150 room hotel, and the Natural Bridge Caverns.
Photo: Natural Bridge website
Natural Bridge is one of the natural wonders of the world and was once owned by Thomas Jefferson. It was was named a National Landmark in 1998.
We've been there so many times with our children and friends and family. Whenever one of our friends visited from out-of-state, we'd always include a trip to Natural Bridge.
The current owner is in his late 80’s and purchased the property in the 1980’s. Woltz & Associates in Roanoke is handling the sale.
Memorial Day honors American soldiers who died serving the country in wars. This year Memorial Day is Monday, May 27th.
MEMORIAL DAY Observations will be held Monday at the National D-Day Memoral in Bedford. Remembering Their Sacrifice begins at 11 a.m. Guests are asked to bring their own chairs. The entry fee is waived until noon.
A Lynchburg Memorial Day 10K run and 2 mile walk begins at 8 a.m. at the Riverfront Festival Park.
About Memorial Day:
It's always celebrated on the last Monday in May.
Congress declared Waterloo, NY, to be the birthplace of the Memorial Day holiday in 1966.
Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865). Today, the holiday honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States.
It is also called Decoration Day.
Timeline: May 5, 1866 - Residents of Waterloo, New York observe a Memorial Day in honor of all who died during the Civil War. Businesses are closed and soldiers' graves are decorated.
1868 - General John Alexander Logan officially proclaims May 30, 1868 as Memorial Day in honor of the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. Southern states celebrated a separate Memorial Day in honor of Confederate dead until the end of World War I.
1971 - Congress declares Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May.
December 28, 2000 - President Bill Clinton signs the "National Moment of Remembrance Act," which designates 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day as the National Moment of Remembrance.
U.S. War Casualties:
Civil War - About 620,000 Americans died- More than half from disease.
World War I - 116,516 Americans died, more than half from disease.
World War II - 405,399 Americans died.
Korean War - 36,574 Americans died.
Vietnam Conflict - 58,220 Americans died. 47,000+ were killed in action; nearly 11,000 died of other causes.
Operation Iraqi Freedom - 4,466 U.S. service members have died.
Operation New Dawn - 66 U.S. service members have died.
Operation Enduring Freedom - 2,219 U.S. service members have died [as of May 21, 2013].
The winner of "Dancing With the Stars" season 16... KELLIE PICKLER & DEREK HOUGH!
Congratulations to Kellie! We are so happy for her and for Derek. This is Derek's 4th Mirror Ball Trophy!
Disney's Zandaya claimed runner-up followed by NFL star Jacoby Jones and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman.