Friday, March 25, 2011

Another Suicide On The Blue Ridge Parkway

The body of a man, the victim of a self inflicted gunshot wound, was found on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Rockfish Valley Overlook in Virginia.  The Overlook is located at mile post 1 and close to Interstate 64 and the cities of Waynesboro, Staunton, and Charlottesville.

This is not the first time a tragic life has ended at this overlook.  During my career I worked in this area for 25 years and investigated several other such incidents including one murder suicide involving a recently divorced couple.  The husband had picked the wife up at her parents' home in Waynesboro leading them to believe they were going to a restaurant to work out a financial matter.  Instead he took her to the Rockfish Valley Overlook shot her and then shot himself.

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  1. Sad, we live up here, seems every year some unstable individual heads for the mountains. Glad we can at least exercise our CCW rights now.

  2. So sad news this is! I can say that park would be get bad reputation. People would be avoid to go there. This is really bad thing.