Sheriff: Woman, 2 children dead after apparent homicide-suicide in Smyth County, 1 child flown to hospital

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SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – UPDATE – A woman and two children are dead after an apparent homicide/suicide, according to Smyth County Sheriff Chip Schuler.

According to Sheriff Schuler, a 27-year-old woman and two children, ages 3 and 10, were all deceased at the scene in the 100 block of Harley Road in Marion.

A 6-year-old child has been flown to the Johnson City Medical Center and is in critical condition.

According to Schuler, an 8-year-old child escaped the scene.

As of Friday afternoon, investigators believe the woman committed the homicide. There are no additional suspects at this time.

No names have been released as of Friday afternoon pending the notification of family members.

The sheriff’s office was alerted to the incident around 6:15 a.m.

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Smyth County Sheriff Chip Schuler has confirmed that three people are dead in the Thomas Bridge area of the county.

Sheriff Schuler did not say if all three deaths were the result of a homicide.

The sheriff’s office began investigating a reported homicide in the area Friday morning.

Officials are expected to release more details soon.


Law enforcement in Smyth County is responding to a homicide investigation Friday morning.

According to a release from Sheriff B.C. “Chip” Shuler, deputies and investigators are responding to a reported homicide in the Thomas Bridge area of the county.

As of 8:09 a.m., no further details were available.

The sheriff’s office will provide updates at a later time.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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