Henrico County VA

Police seek help closing 20-year-old cold case murder

On the 20th anniversary of the death of Marshall Ray Butler, the Henrico Division of Police is seeking assistance from the public in solving this open homicide.

On Aug. 22, 1991, Marshall Ray Butler was found beaten and stabbed inside his white 1979 Ford pick-up truck located on I-64 West Exit ramp to Route 360. Butler's vehicle had also been set on fire by his assailants.

While initially there were persons of interest in this case, it still remains an open case. Henrico Police have identified new physical evidence from the scene that has provided new information but officials still are seeking the public's assistance in bringing the case to a resolution.

In addition to the physical evidence, Henrico Police are confident that new advances in forensic testing will provide additional information to solve this case.

Anyone with information should contact Investigator J. M. Berger at (804) 501-5240, Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000, or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.
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Varina Ruritans honor police, fire officials and community members

The Varina Ruritan Club celebrated its 80th anniversary with a banquet Nov. 10, during which it presented several annual awards, including Policeman of the Year – to Henrico Officer Aaron M. Lancaster (top) – and Firefighter of the Year – to Julian T. Lipscomb (second from top).

The club also received a plaque from the Henrico Division of Fire (third from top) expressing the division's appreciation for the club and its support of fire prevention programs. > Read more.

The Rink to open at WBV Nov. 14

The grand opening of The Rink outdoor ice skating rink at West Broad Village will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. with skating and family activities. At 4 p.m., grand opening festivities – featuring exhibitions of ice sculpting, ice skating and cheering, as well as fire pits, costumed characters, and food vendors – will begin. Skating costs are $8 for children and $10 for adults, with $4 skate rentals available. Parking is free. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive, Glen Allen. For details, visit http://www.Facebook.com/TheRinkWBV > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.


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