MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Martinsville Police have confirmed the identity of a man found dead inside his home.
Police say Donald K. Lawson was killed at 806 Parkview Avenue in Martinsville.
While investigating the murder, police determined that Lawson’s van had been stolen.
The van was found late Tuesday night in Henrico County.
41-year-old Kenneth Smith of Martinsville and 24-year-old Amanda Alexander of Martinsville have been charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny of a motor vehicle.
Here is the press release from the Martinsville Police Department:
On May 24, 2011, at approximately 2:00 p.m. Officers of the Martinsville Police Department received a call of a possible burglary at 806 Parkview Avenue in the City of Martinsville. Upon arrival officers found the body of a white male subject inside the residence. The body has been confirmed as that of Donald K. Lawson.
Shortly after arriving, Investigators determined that a 2005 White Chevrolet Van Virginia License DKL-2 was missing from the residence. This vehicle is registered to Mr. Lawson. The van was entered into NCIC/VCIN and a statewide broadcast was issued in search of the vehicle. The Van was recovered late last night in the Henrico County, Virginia area by the Henrico County Police Department. The van was recovered without incident.