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updated 07.14.2017

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Police investigating death of Deltaville woman

Police are investigating the death of Deltaville resident Margaret “Peggy” Lammers, 61, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO).

According to Major Sampson, on Tuesday, July 11, about 6:15 p.m. the MSO received a call from a family member asking the MSO to check on a relative who lived alone at 794 Stove Point Road in Deltaville. The calling family member, who lives out of state, advised the MSO that attempts to contact Lammers via cell and house phones had been unsuccessful.

Middlesex deputies responded to the address, entered the house, and found an unresponsive female. The deputy immediately called a medic unit, which confirmed the woman was deceased.

Major Sampson explained that the MSO handles “unattended deaths” as homicides unless and until the cause of death can be proven to not be a homicide. An unattended death is one where the deceased person appears to have been alone and no witness has been found to explain what happened, said Major Sampson. Since the investigation is ongoing, Major Sampson said he could not comment on the cause of death.

Deputies secured the scene and called MSO investigators, who in turn called for a Virginia State Police Forensic Unit to process the scene. State police arrived that evening and collected numerous pieces of evidence.

Evidence was submitted for analysis to the State Police Forensic Laboratory in Richmond.

MSO investigators are working with the State Police and investigators from other jurisdictions, said Major Sampson, on Friday, July 14.

Anyone with information should call the Middlesex Crime Line at (804) 758-5600.

posted 07.14.2017

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