Highland Shooting Under Investigation

In a press release Monday, the Virginia State Police announced its Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office is investigating a fatal shooting in Highland County that occurred Sunday.

Shortly before 6 p.m. on Sunday, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 5200 block of Doe Hill Road in the McDowell community to conduct a welfare check. 

Inside the residence, the deputies located a deceased adult female. The woman’s 2009 Subaru Forester was missing from the residence.

Further investigation led Virginia State Police to the Richmond International Airport in Richmond, where the Subaru was located in the parking lot. A male juvenile was taken into custody by Richmond police. 

The woman’s remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination and autopsy.

The investigation is ongoing, and AMR will provide more details as we receive them. 

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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