Suspicious Death Of Franklin County Minister

April 6, 2007

The minister of a small congregation in Snow Creek was found dead in her home Thursday in a death investigators are calling suspicious.

Captain Bill Overton of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department says that three visitors to the minister's, Nancy Copin, home led them to call police after they found blood in the parsonage.

Overton says they found the back door unlocked, went in to the home and immediately detected that something was a little off. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday.

Overton says the sheriff's department has increased patrols around the area, between Roanoke and Martinsville, and have spoke to Copin's congregation Thursday night.

Copin came to the came to the tiny community in southern Franklin County almost two years ago from a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama where she worked as an associate pastor.


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