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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Roanoke police continue to investigate the death of a woman found in her south Roanoke home in April.
According to search warrants filed Tuesday in Roanoke Circuit Court, police are examining the Facebook and email accounts of Cary Kendall Mitchener. She was found dead in her home in the 2600 block of Stanley Avenue Southeast on April 15, her arms tied behind her back and a bag placed over her head, according to police and search warrants.
Detectives have also sought out two cellphones that were owned by individuals who were inside the residence where Mitchener died just before it was reported to police, according to the warrants. The warrants did not say who the phones belonged to.
Police and the medical examiner's office have yet to determine how the 56-year-old registered nurse died, or to classify the death as a homicide or suicide.
Previous search warrants filed as part of the investigation have sought medical records, surveillance footage from a Lowe's store, two computers and the joint financial records of Mitchener and her husband, a Roanoke plastic surgeon.
On Tuesday, Roanoke police spokesman Scott Leamon declined to comment on the ongoing investigation. No arrests have been made.
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