IW sheriff probes Carrollton murder-arson

Published 10:25 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide after a “severely burned body” was found near a burning vehicle in Carrollton Tuesday.


After a passing motorist reported a vehicle fire off Nike Park Road about 3:48 a.m., emergency responders found the victim, identified as 21-year-old Torrey Lamont Anderson, on the ground near the vehicle in the 1300 block, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that Anderson, whose last known address is the 3200 block of Marcony Way, Raleigh, N.C., died of a gunshot wound, the release states.

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The site close to the corner of Reynolds Drive is in a wooded area and the car had been pulled off into a field, the release states.

Isle of Wight Sheriff’s investigators were joined on the scene by Virginia State Police arson investigators, it added.