FRONT ROYAL — A 54-year-old Linden woman was arrested at her home on Saturday morning on murder charges related to the death of a 40-year-old Bealeton woman, according to the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.

Melody Dawn Glascock was booked into the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday on counts of non-capital first-degree murder and obstruction of justice, with the arresting agency being the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. She later was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

On Sunday, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release that the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office took two other people into custody in connection with the homicide: James Samuel Embrey III, 20, and Maria Dawn Embrey, 40, both of Stephens City. They were both charged with conspiracy to commit murder and were incarcerated in the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester.

“It is alleged that Melody Dawn Glascock conspired with both James Embrey and Maria Embrey to commit the murder of Kelly Marie Gray,” the release states.

Fauquier County deputies on Thursday responded to a “suspicious death” in the 6300 block of Village Square in Bealeton, where Gray was found by a family member. Gray had “suffered severe trauma to the torso,” according to the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.

The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Manassas conducted an autopsy on Friday.

Regarding the obstruction of justice charge against Glascock, the RSW Jail’s website describes it as concealment or destruction of “physical evidence of felony offense.”

On Saturday, Glascock was transferred to the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center in Warrenton, where she is being held without bond.

The release states that “more information will be forthcoming” and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office at 540-347-3300.

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