Body found in vehicle at laundry identified

Authorities on Friday identified the person found in a vehicle on Aug. 1 behind The Scrub Board Laundry.

Authorities said Robert Vincent Hedrick, 50, of 81 Brittany Hill Lane, Axton, was identified as the deceased man.

Officers responded Aug. 1 after the Martinsville – Henry 911 Center received a call around 5:28 p.m. to report an individual was found slumped over in a vehicle that was located at 2038 Rives Road, Martinsville. 

Upon arrival deputies located a deceased individual inside of a 1999 Honda Odyssey van. 

An autopsy was conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia. 

Preliminary findings indicated no foul play was involved in the death.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crimes. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information provided determine the amount of reward paid.

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