WJHL.com - Investigators have new information in an unsolved double murder

Investigators reveal son may have killed parents in four-year old murder case

Posted: Updated: Feb 14, 2013 10:24 AM
Claypool Hill, VA -

UPDATE 10:20 a.m.

According to information released this morning by the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, they believe they have solved the murders of Harvey and Valerie Looney. The couple were found murdered on March 30, 2009 at their business - the Pizza Plus in Claypool Hill.

Yesterday, Christopher Dean Looney, 32, of the Belfast area in Russell County, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of capital murder.

Looney is the son and only child of Harvey and Valerie Looney. Currently he is being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Tazewell.

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News Channel 11 has learned investigators are set to announce new developments in a nearly four year old murder case.

The Tazewell County Sheriff's Office will announce what it calls an "important development" in the Pizza Plus murders that happened March 30, 2009.

You can watch the news conference live at 10 a.m. right here on wjhl dot com.

The night someone killed Harvey and Valerie Looney, they had stayed late to close the Pizza Plus in Claypool Hill, Virginia.

Previously, detectives had told News Channel 11 they believed someone with knowledge of the restaurant's security system might have been involved.

Detectives think the attacker, or group of attackers, were watching when Harvey Looney walked out the back door of the restaurant. To date, the sheriff's office has not released the cause of death for either victim.

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