We just shared the following with the media regarding a homicide in the 1600 block of Dale Avenue SE:
On September 8, 2017 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Roanoke Police responded to the 1600 block of Dale Avenue SE after a deceased individual was found inside a home. The deceased has been identified as Tony Leonard Lawhorn, age 63, of Roanoke. Lawhorn's death is being investigated as a homicide. Officers collected potential evidence from inside the victim's residence. Detectives are conducting interviews and working to establish a timeline of events. The body was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy. Anyone with information can call the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500. Callers can choose to remain anonymous. Anonymous text messages can be sent to 274637. Please start any text with the keyword "RoanokePD:" to ensure that it's properly sent. The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.