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Sheriff’s Office Press Conference slated


The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a Press Conference by the families of Robby Lawrence and Amanda Massey at the front of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.  From the original press releases, “On May 23, 2011 a call was received at approximately 5:30 am by the Martinsville / Henry County 911 Center in reference to a vehicle fire at the former green box site on Willie Craig Road Bassett, VA.  After the fire was extinguished by the Bassett Volunteer Fire Department, it was discovered that two bodies were located inside the vehicle.  It was determined that the bodies found in the vehicle were that of Robert Walker Lawrence, 33, and Amanda Ann Massey, 31.”

The press conference will be held at the front entrance to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 1:30pm (in case of bad weather we will use the lobby).  This press conference is to announce the formation of a reward fund set up at the Wells Fargo Bank in Bassett, VA.  The account is under the name “Special Reward Fund for Robby Lawrence and Amanda Massey” and additional donations are welcomed.  This reward fund has been made possible by the families, friends and members of the “God’s House of Prayer”.  The amount of the reward will be announced at the press conference and members of both victims’ families will be present to speak.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Henry County Fire Marshal’s Office are actively investigating this case and anyone having information regarding these homicides is asked to contact Inv. Chris Stovall of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463).  The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $1000.00 for information related to crime.  The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid (this will be in addition to the reward now being offered by this new fund).

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