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No foul play suspected after Axton man found dead behind business

Updated: Aug 15, 2020

HENRY COUNTY, VA – No foul play is suspected after a man was found dead and slumped over inside a van behind a Henry County business.

On August 1 at around 5:28 p.m., the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched for a call regarding a person slumped over in a vehicle behind The Scrub Board Laundry on Rives Road.

Upon arrival, deputies say they located 50-year-old Robert Hendrick, of Axton, dead inside of a 1999 Honda Odyssey.

The sheriff's office says an autopsy was conducted and preliminary findings indicated there was no foul play in the death.

Anyone who has information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 276-638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 276-632-7463. The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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