According to Sheriff Todd E. Godwin, on May 06, 2019 at approximately 2:35 AM., the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office responded to 19227 Lankford Hwy. in Parksley, Virginia for a report of two deceased subjects inside the residence. Upon deputies arrival, they discovered the bodies of Juan Benjamin Lopez, 48, and Irma Orfilia Castillinos, 52, lying in the living room floor suffering from apparent stab wounds. Lopez and Castillinos were both pronounced deceased at the scene.

An investigation into this incident is ongoing. The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Virginia State Police.

Unconfirmed reports have said the incident is believed to be a murder suicide, but no confirmation has been given by the Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-5666, or tips may be submitted through our website at



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