From Roanoke Police: On August 31, 2014 at approximately 4:27 p.m. Roanoke Police were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE to investigate a report of an unresponsive child that was found in a car seat in a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence. Roanoke Fire-EMS was the first on the scene and pronounced the child deceased. Officers and detectives interviewed family members, witnesses and gathered potential physical evidence. At this stage of the investigation, it appears that the child, a two year old girl, was accidentally left in the closed van by a parent for an extended period of time. The child was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Detectives continue to investigate this offense and have been in consultation with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office with the ongoing investigation.
An airplane that once flew bombing missions in Europe will be in the skies over Roanoke today and again this coming weekend. The Memphis Belle is a World War II B-17 bomber, and it is conducting media preview flights today in advance of flights for the general public Saturday and Sunday. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
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