Bodies of Woman, Son Found Dead Outside Spotsylvania Home

Spotsylvania County officials say they are awaiting the results of autopsies in the deaths of a woman and her son.

The bodies of 84-year-old Viola Cox and her 60-year-old son, Douglas Cox, were found early Sunday outside their home on Hams Ford Road.

Sheriff Roger L. Harris said an initial investigation suggests that Viola Cox suffered a medical emergency and her son was attempting to get help at a neighbor’s house.

Capt. Jeff Pearce of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said an investigation concluded both had been outside the residence for most of the night.

Much of Virginia has been amid an Arctic blast with sub-freezing temperatures and gusting winds.

Pearce said the autopsy will reveal if the weather played a role in their deaths.

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