Leads sought in slaying of Virginia trucker

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Police are seeking information from the public in hope of solving the slaying of a Virginia trucker. A turkey hunter discovered Michael Kent Jamerson, 53, of Madison Heights, a few feet off State Route 130 on May 9. Jamerson apparently had been shot where his body was discovered, 1.5 miles inside Amherst County in George Washington National Forest, said Lt. C.D. Doss of the sheriff’s department.

Jamerson was found more than 25 miles from his home, where one of his two vehicles was parked; the other was being driven by his roommate with his permission. “We don’t know how he got out here,” Doss said. Nor do investigators know a motive for his murder.

Jamerson had worked as a company driver for First Fleet of Lynchburg but had been off work sick since November. Deputies are working with the FBI on the case and are seeking tips from anyone who saw Jamerson May 8 or May 9.

At the time of his death, Jamerson had long hair and a beard, both salt and pepper. He was 6-foot-1 and weighed at least 230 pounds. The only photograph police have is of little use, as Jamerson had changed significantly since it was taken.

Doss urges people who might have seen Jamerson shortly before he died to call his department at 434-946-9300.