Police Calling Virginia Reporter's Death a Homicide

Body of Sarah L. Greenhalgh was identified after a house fire

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012  |  Updated 2:03 PM EDT
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News4's Shomari Stone speaks with the victim's mother.

News4's Shomari Stone speaks with the victim's mother.

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Authorities are investigating the death of a Winchester Star reporter in a house fire as a homicide.

The body found in a burning home on Monday is that of 48-year-old reporter Sarah L. Greenhalgh, Fauquier County Sheriff Charlie Ray Fox Jr. said in a release Tuesday.

Authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death. Sheriff's Lt. James Hartman said no more details involving Greenhalgh's death will be released at this time.

She was found dead in her Upperville home Monday after an off-duty firefighter saw smoke and called 911. Greenhalgh lived alone in the cinderblock home she rented on a farm for about a year.

Her landlord, Ann Macleod, said she had been questioned by police but that she had not seen anything suspicious. Macleod lives about a quarter mile from the home.

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