Shortly after 10:45AM this morning, the Danville Police Department responded to a 911 call to the residence located at 368 Juless Street. The 911 caller had located the resident unresponsive and believed deceased inside. Responding officers then found the female resident non-viable inside her residence. The victim was identified as 88-year-old Elizabeth Morris Adkins. Based on evidence at the scene, the Danville Police Department immediately began a homicide investigation.
The victim’s body will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s office in Roanoke for an autopsy and final determination of cause of death.
The crime scene is being processed and the neighborhood canvassed throughout the day by police personnel.
Residents of Juless Street and the surrounding areas who may have surveillance cameras of any type are asked to please contact the Danville Police Department through any of the platforms listed below.
Additionally, anyone with information on this incident or any suspicious activity whatsoever in the Juless Street area is asked to contact the Danville Police Department through any available platforms to include calling patrol at 799-6510, investigations at 799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime stoppers at 434-793-0000, through social media or use our crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#. Information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case will be eligible for a cash reward.