Body discovered in burning vehicle leads to homicide charges in Rural Retreat
A man was arrested and charged with first degree murder Friday morning after police discovered a body inside a burning vehicle in Rural Retreat, VA. A report from the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to reports of a fire at 403 Saint Paul Church Road at around 4 AM.
Upon arrival, police found a vehicle on fire, and inside was reportedly a deceased person. Investigation developed Calvin Junior Duncan II, 33, as a suspect. He was located nearly four hours later on the same road.
Calvin Duncan II is held without bond and charged with first degree murder, arson, and use of a firearm during a felony. More charges are expected to be filed, and the victim’s body was sent to Roanoke for autopsy and identification.