Bodies found at Appalachian Trail parking lot
UPDATE: The Roanoke County Police Department has identified one of the people found dead Friday morning in a parking lot near an Appalachian Trail trailhead.
According to police, officers found two dead males with gunshot wounds in the McAfee Knob trailhead parking lot around 6 a.m. Friday.
One male was an adult, identified as 62-year-old Lewis James Lambert, Jr. of Roanoke, and the other was a juvenile.
Police say one of the gunshot wounds is believed to be self-inflicted.
Officials are not looking for suspects in connection with this and there is no ongoing danger to the public.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center at (540) 562-3265.
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Roanoke County Police Department is investigating after two bodies were found in a parking lot leading to a trailhead on the Appalachian Trail on Friday morning.
Officials responded to the McAfee Knob trailhead parking lot on Catawba Valley Road around 6 a.m.
On the scene, they found the bodies of two men.
The trail is still open, but police say the parking lot “will be reduced” while officers investigate.
Instead, hikers are being encouraged to use the McAfee Knob Trailhead Shuttle, which operates from a park-and-ride lot at Exit 140 on Interstate 81.
At this time, officials believe there is no danger to the public associated with this.