The Galax Police Department is investigating a double homicide in Galax after the bodies of a mother and her young daughter were found around noon Thursday.
A spokesperson for Galax Police Chief Rick Clark advised that members of the police department responded to a residence located in the City of Galax after someone reported that they believed the occupant of the home was deceased.
Police Officer Chris Hines responded to the residence and discovered the body of Alyssa Ann Kenny, 28, of Galax. The body of her 21-month-old infant daughter, Anastasia Leighann Alley, was also discovered by officers in the home.
The official cause of death is pending until an autopsy can be performed by the medical examiner’s office, Clark said in a press release.
The incident is being investigated by members of the Galax Police Department as a double homicide. Anyone who has information is encouraged to call the Galax Police Department at (276) 236-8101.