According to Sgt. Michelle Anaya of the Virginia State Police, on February 4, special agents of the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Chesapeake Field Office responded to a request from the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the origin and cause of a structural fire at 12249 Hacksneck Road residence.
The residence was completely burned and resident Melinda Jean Bonniwell, age 56 was found deceased. Another resident, 18-year-old female, survived with minor injuries.
At this time, the fire does not appear suspicious, and the cause is undetermined, but the investigation is ongoing.