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UPDATE: Woman's Death Ruled Homicide

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Update 11/6/13

Roanoke Police say Jeanne Smith's death has been ruled a homicide after she died from multiple stab wounds.

Police are consulting with the Commonwealth's attorney's office on pending charges for 44-year-old Michael Iseman.

Iseman was arraigned on one count of malicious wounding this morning.

Police say he stabbed his step-daughter, Elizabeth Wood, multiple times. He's currently being held without bond at the Roanoke City Jail.

Evidence is still being analyzed, and the case is under investigation.


Roanoke City Police say officers have made an arrest in a death and stabbing case.

Officers say that 44-year-old Michael Alan Iseman, of Roanoke, was arrested during a traffic stop in Henry County around 12:35 p.m.

Investigators believe Iseman stabbed 23-year-old Elizabeth Marie Wood some time early on Wednesday at a home in the 1000 block of 7th Street in Southeast Roanoke. Officers found Wood on the front porch with multiple stab wounds shortly before 5:30 a.m.

When police went inside the home, they found 57-year-old Jeanne Elisabeth Smith, of Roanoke, dead inside.

Investigators say Iseman and Smith got married on Oct. 3, and that Wood is Smith's daughter.  Police added that there had been no reports of domestic violence at the home involving Iseman and Smith.

Police have charged Iseman with malicious wounding, and are waiting for the results of an autopsy on Smith before filing additional charges.