Body Found in Buckingham

WVIR reported this evening that a survey crew has discovered human remains in the woods near the intersection of 602 and 655 in Buckingham County. Local police are guarding the scene until dawn, when the investigation will resume. The body has not been identified, but there are several missing persons cases in Buckingham that this could be connected to. This is being treated as a homicide.

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  • WVIR used to post transcripts of their 6 o’clock newscast. See, for example, here.

    Then — a year or so ago — they redesigned the website, and took the away the transcript. I think it is a damn shame.

    But I will say about the Buckingham corpse that a crossroads is a pretty strange place to ditch a body. I mean, that’s where everyone slows down and has more time to notice something, and that’s where VDOT guys come around to clear sight lines from undergrowth. So I’ll guess the murder wasn’t premeditated nor done by someone with previous experience in murder and concealing corpses.

  • Yikes! This is one creepy sentence or someone who spends way to much time watching Murder She Wrote.

    “So I’ll guess the murder wasn’t premeditated nor done by someone with previous experience in murder and concealing corpses” should I feel fortunate that we have amatuer killers around or envious that in the “big city” they do it better?

  • Creepy? Maybe — maybe not. Just thinking like a cop, here.

    I suppose I was reacting to the Waldo’s introduction (“but there are several missing persons cases in Buckingham that this could be connected to”) and what was, to my mind, a counter-indication toward connecting this to other (serial?) killings (i.e., poor placement of the body). A multiple-homicide — several victims in a single incident — would most likely lead to several bodies found in one place; perhaps the cops will find more bodies at this crossroads.

    On the other hand, serial killers dispose the bodies of their victims in similar spots — but not the same one, as that is too risky. Serial killers do tend to return to their various disposal spots; they like to remember and relive.

    I guess we’ll learn more about this case soon — or sooner or later.

  • OK, it’s not too creepy. And you have watched or read alot of true crime stuff which is a real plus for this board. I try not to watch that kind of programing but often times it is quite interesting to look at the mind of a criminal. As I flip around the cable channels there is no shortage of this kind of programming. Maybe it is a good thing, I really don’t know.

  • The Daily Progress(3/6/02)

    By KERI SCHWAB

    Daily Progress staff writer

    BUCKINGHAM — Bones discovered in a ditch along Route 602 in Buckingham County are human remains that have been there for about a year, officials have determined.

    Investigators do not know the age or gender of the deceased, or the cause of death, said Lt. Raymond J. Scott, a special agent with the Virginia State Police.

    The bones were found Monday afternoon by a Virginia Department of Transportation road crew that was surveying near the intersection of routes 602 and 655, said Scott, of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

    The bones were not buried, and almost made up a complete skeleton, Scott said. He added that they were “disassembled, kind of scattered a little bit.”

    The bones will be sent to the medical examiner’s office in Richmond for an autopsy to “see if we can get definite identification on the remains,” Scott said.

    The autopsy should be complete “in a matter of weeks,” said Corinne Geller, a state police spokeswoman. The autopsy will determine the age and gender of the deceased, along with the cause and time of death, Geller said.

    Officials have no leads on the person’s identity, but, Scott said, “there are some missing persons up there that we may be able to connect this to.”

    The bones were found about six miles from Route 56, a main thoroughfare in the rural county.

    The investigation will be treated as a homicide “until we find out otherwise,” Scott said.

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