At 4:50 a.m., Saturday (March 18), the Wise County Sheriff’s Office requested the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office to respond to a residential fire in the Town of Appalachia. The fire destroyed the double-wide trailer located in the 2000 block of Roda Road.
A body was recovered from inside the residence and has been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination, autopsy, and positive identification.
At this stage of the investigation, the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The cause and origin remain under investigation.