Body found in Bristol, VA, identified

BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) – Bristol, Va., police identified the body of a man found in the street Friday afternoon.

Police said James Wesley Roberts Jr., 46, Bristol, Va., was found face down in the snow on the side of Kings Mill Pike, near the intersection with Hillside Avenue, just before 2:30 p.m. Friday.image1

Roberts appeared to have a head injury. His body was sent to Roanoke for autopsy.

According to a news release issued Thursday, the state medical examiner determined that Roberts’ death was due to natural causes and said injuries he suffered were most likely caused when he fell on the pavement.

The medical examiner said there was no indication that Roberts had been hit by a vehicle or that the weather conditions were a factor in his death.

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