For immediate release: May 5, 2022
Death Investigation – 605 Harrison Street
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, are conducting a death investigation.
On May 5, 2022 at 9:24 a.m., officers responded to 605 Harrison Street to check the welfare of a man who had not been seen for several weeks. Once inside the apartment, officers located a deceased man in an advanced state of decomposition. The deceased has been identified as Roy Mitchell Hicks, III (58) of Lynchburg.
The Virginia State Police responded to the scene to assist with forensic collection equipment and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Roanoke will be conducting an autopsy. There is no perceived threat to the community.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Davis at (434) 455-6166 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.
This is an ongoing investigation and any additional information will be released as an update to this news release.