Death of Sarah L. Greenhalgh of Upperville, Va., may be homicide

10:20 PM, Jul 11, 2012   |    comments
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UPPERVILLE, Va. (AP/WUSA) - Authorities say they are investigating the death of a Winchester Star reporter in a house fire as a homicide.

Fauquier County Sheriff Charlie Ray Fox Jr. said in a release Tuesday that authorities confirmed the body found in a burning home on Monday is that of 48-year-old Star reporter Sarah L. Greenhalgh.

Fox says authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death.

Sheriff's Lt. James Hartman told 9News Now's Ken Molestina that "We have several persons of interest, some we've talked to, some we have not, some we're seeking to talk to."

Hartman said that although Greenhalgh's autopsy is complete,  no more details involving her death would be released at this time.

She was found dead in her Upperville home Monday after an off-duty firefighter saw smoke and called 911. Greenhalgh lived alone in the cinderblock home she had rented on a farm for about a year.

Greenhalgh was well-known in the equestrian community as a prolific writer and photographer who enjoyed reporting about horses and equestrian events, especially about steeplechase racing. She covered Frederick County government for The Winchester Star.

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