(ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va.)- According to Sheriff Todd Godwin, on Monday, February 15th at approximately 9:27 AM, the Accomack County Sheriff's Office received a report of a deceased individual inside of a residence on Northside Road near Onancock.

Upon deputies and rescue personnel arriving on the scene, it was determined that 70 y/o Leland Franklin Helmstetter, Jr. was deceased, and an area inside of his residence had burned.

At this time, the fire appears to be accidental, however the investigation into this incident is ongoing and the cause of death is pending a medical examiner's report.

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.

Tips may also be submitted through our website at accomackcountysheriffsoffice.org.