Lynchburg man arrested in Campbell Co. suspicious death investigation: sheriff’s office

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Lynchburg man arrested in Campbell Co. suspicious death investigation: sheriff's office


RUSTBURG, Va. (WSET) — The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the case of a suspicious death.

The sheriff’s office says that on Friday, Nov. 13 at approximately 2:30 a.m., they responded to a call for service in the 5700 block of Wards Road in Campbell County for a house fire.

Upon their arrival at the scene, officers became aware of human remains inside the home, which was previously vacant and being remodeled at the time of the fire. At this point, the sheriff’s office began a joint investigation with the Campbell County Fire Marshal.

During the investigation, officials determined that 38-year-old Laura Allen and 37-year-old Jonathan E. Ayscue, both of Lynchburg, had been inside the home the morning of the fire and were involved in a romantic relationship.

The sheriff’s office says that the remains found in the home were those of Laura Allen and that the investigation determined that her death and the fire were the results of foul play.

As a result of the investigation, Ayscue was arrested for the second-degree murder of Allen on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 14. Additional charges will be forthcoming as the investigation remains ongoing.

Those with any information about the incident are asked to contact the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at at 434-332-9580 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.You can also enter a tip online .

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