ROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ Authorities have identified a man’s body that was found in the Roanoke River near a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1pbnoVv) says an autopsy determined that 46-year-old Charles Dolby of Roanoke died of injuries suffered in a fall from a bridge. The bridge spans the river near an overlook on the parkway. Parkway supervisory ranger Steve Burton tells the newspaper that it appears Dolby jumped from the bridge. But he says the possibility of an accidental fall can’t be ruled out. Dolby’s family reported him missing on Oct. 7. His truck was later found at the overlook’s parking lot. Buxton says kayakers saw the body in the river on Sunday afternoon.
Original post: Mon., 10/13/14 6:22 a.m.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ Police are investigating a body found in the Roanoke River near a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook. The Roanoke County Police Department tells media outlets that the body was found Sunday afternoon near the Roanoke River Overlook off the parkway. The body was sent to the medical examiner. The site is near where authorities conducted a search last week for a missing Roanoke City man.
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From Roanoke County Police:
Body Recovered Near Roanoke River Overlook
Roanoke County, VA — Roanoke County Police were called to the area of the Roanoke River Overlook off of the Blue Ridge Parkway in regard to a body being observed in the Roanoke River. Officers responded to the scene and a body was recovered. The subject has yet to be identified and was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation. Additional information is pending the Medical Examiner’s investigation.