- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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 (https://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.


Information from: The Roanoke Times, https://www.roanoke.com



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