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UPDATE: Police Identify Grandin Road Murder Victim

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Update 6/5/13 9:30 p.m.

Roanoke police have identified the man found dead on Grandin Road Wednesday as 44-year-old Jeffery Darnell Mayo.

Investigators say no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Line at (540) 344-8500, or the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 853-5959.


A death investigation in Roanoke is now being ruled a homicide.

Roanoke City Police were called to a home in the 2600 block of Grandin Road Wednesday, where they found a man dead inside.

Officers say evidence found at the crime scene indicates the man was shot multiple times.

The victim has been taken to the medical examiners's office, but his name is not being released.

We know police got a 911 call around 1 p.m. Wednesday from a person who says they wanted someone to check on the person living in the house on Grandin Road. When police got there, they found the front door slightly open.

No arrests have been made in the case and the investigation is still on going.

Police officers made their way through the neighborhood asking if anyone had seen anything or heard gunshots.

One man said his brother lived in the house, but it's not confirmed if that's the body police found inside. The family seemed visibly upset. They asked for their privacy during this time and we of course are respecting that.

We also talked to a few neighbors who say they are a little shaken up by the situation and can't imagine what the family is going through.

"I thought, 'What in the world is going on?'" said Renee Brooks. "We don't see that, not staying as long as they stay. We may see a police car or ambulance go back, but not to stay as long as they stay, so I figured something was wrong."

We also watched as a tow truck took a four-door tan sedan from the residence.

They say the vehicle is a part of the investigation but didn't say why. As more details become available, we will continue to update you.