Click for NEWS Click for SPORTS Click for ACCENT Click for COLUMNS Click for OPINION Click for OBITUARIES Click for CALENDAR Click for CLASSIFIEDS Click for ARCHIVES Click for LAKE  
 Monday, May 25, 2015
Serving The Land Between the Lakes - Philpott and Smith Mountain
News Search   


The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

BREAKING NEWS: Possible human remains found off Philpott Road

Friday, December 6, 2013

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

What appear to be human remains were found in the Henry section of Franklin County Thursday afternoon.

The remains have been sent to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke for identification, according to Lt. Phillip Young with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

The remains were found off Philpott Road, the same area where a burned vehicle was found on Oct. 6 with the remains of Vicky Habour Purdy inside, Young said.

Purdy's death has been ruled a homicide, but the cause of her death has not been released.

Investigators have been searching for Ricky Eugene Dodson, 51, of Bassett in connection with the case since early October. Dodson was reportedly seen with Purdy a couple of days before she disappeared.

Dodson is not considered a suspect in the case, Young said.

Until a positive identification of the remains is made, the sheriff's office will not release any additional information about the investigation.

Angie McGhee-Quality Realty - Click for Website
Weichert - Click for Website
Billy and Julie Kingery - Click for Website
Robert Deatherage - Asst. Commonwealth Atty - Click for Website
Penny Hodges - Click for Website
PHOEBE NEEDLES - Click for Website
Alpine Photography Studios - Click for Website
Harvester Center - Town of Rocky Mount - Click for Website
Adam Lynch - Click for Website