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Police found cartridge cases and bullets near the body of Jeffrey Darnell Mayo, 44.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The body of a man shot in his Grandin Road home last week was found blocking the front door, according to a search warrant.
The warrant, filed in Roanoke Circuit Court, said an acquaintance called 911 worried about Jeffrey Darnell Mayo, 44. The caller had found the door to Mayo’s home ajar by about 6 inches on Wednesday afternoon, the warrant said.
Officers responding to the call at the home in the 2600 block of Grandin Road found Mayo’s body on the other side of the door amid several shell casings, according to the warrant. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Roanoke police said last week that they are investigating Mayo’s death as a homicide, the city’s fifth of 2013.
Warrants indicate that police searched Mayo’s home, seizing his cellphone, mail and ID cards. Police also found cartridge cases and bullets, according to the warrants, and they swabbed doors for possible evidence. No weapon was found.
Family who congregated outside Mayo’s house Wednesday said they had not heard from him in more than 24 hours.
Anyone who has information is asked to call Roanoke police at 853-5959 or Crime Line at 344-8500.
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