Investigation update: Police identify body found in van on I-81

By Elizabeth Bell


The Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a work van in Rockbridge County this week.


The van was found on the entrance ramp from Route 60 to Interstate 81 on Tuesday. Police have identified the man as 57-year-old Allen Lee Vandevander, of Crimora, Virginia. The van, which belongs to Superior Road Service, was found by another employee, who notified the police at 3 a.m. Tuesday. Vandevander had contacted the company 10 hours earlier, after finishing a service call around 5 p.m. His cause of death hasn’t been determined yet.


Police say his death is not suspicious, but the investigation continues.