Nottoway County man, 82, found slain in home

Authorities here remain tight-lipped on shooting

Nottoway County and state authorities at presstime Tuesday were still searching for the killer of an elderly man east of Blackstone. The crime has shocked, frightened, and saddened many in this area.

According to authorities, Mr. Leslie Crews, 82, was found dead Monday afternoon inside his home in the 600 block of Poplar Lawn Road (Rt. 660) northeast of Blackstone.

There were some reports that the crime may have been a home invasion. The Richmond Field Office of Virginia State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations was called Monday at 1:49 p.m.

That was three minutes after Blackstone and Nottoway EMTs were dispatched to Mr. Crews’ residence at 667 Poplar Lawn Road for a report of an elderly male with a gunshot wound to the head.

Sheriff Larry Parrish referred most questions to State Police. “This incident is being treated as a homicide investigation.”


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