BASYE – The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office continues to search for a person of interest as deputies investigate a woman's death.
Police want to talk to Larry Johnson Little Jr., 44, about the death of a woman whose body was found Tuesday evening inside a multi-story home at 424 Deloris Road.
Little is described as a white man with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5-feet 11 inches tall and weighs 300 pounds. A police news release states Little may be driving a 2019 Red Jeep Cherokee with personalized Virginia license plates that read OSNAPS.
Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter said his department received a phone call from a family member of Little's asking for a welfare check. A deputy found the body of an adult woman at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday at the Deloris Road address.
"The death scene appeared to be suspicious," Carter said.
He added that preliminary indications were that the woman sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
Carter said he did not know when the last time Little was seen.
An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday and Carter said they hoped to obtain a positive identification of the woman.
The scene at the Deloris Road home was quiet Wednesday morning. A Blue Honda Accord sedan was parked in the driveway.
Nearby are mostly vacation homes, though year-round neighbor David Perault said he was home Tuesday when law enforcement officers swarmed his neighbor's home.
"It was a big surprise, all this activity," Perault said, adding the area is normally quiet.
He said he did not know the people who lived in the home at 424 Deloris Road but he would see their vehicles, including the Jeep within the last couple weeks.
Another neighbor, Steve Adducci, said he was not home Tuesday but was contacted by the Sheriff's Office and was advised deputies may be in contact with him.
Adducci said he did not know his neighbors but that they were quiet people.
The news release issued Tuesday states that Little's last known address is 58 Ulysses Court, Linden. Carter said it appears that Little's primary address is the Deloris Road residence in Basye but that he was staying at the Linden address at times.
The Sheriff's Office requests that anyone with information about Little to call 540-459-6100. The officer in charge is Sgt. Kolter Stroop.