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Homicide of Henry County couple remains unsolved 8 years later




FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA – 8 years and still no answers.


The homicides of a Henry County couple remain unsolved.


On October 3, 2013, Ricky Dodson and his girlfriend Vicky Purdy disappeared.


The Franklin County's Sheriff's Office found a burnt vehicle in the 2000 block of Philpott Road in Franklin County near the Henry County line with Vicky's body inside on October 6.


She was found with a gunshot wound to the head, according to investigators.


On December 5, Dodson's body was located in a wooded area off of Johnson Hill Road in Franklin County.


Authorities say they need the people who know the truth to come forward to solve this double homicide.


If you have information about the death of Ricky Dodson or Vicky Purdy, you are urged to contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 540-483-3000.

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