Parksley Man’s Death Being Investigated as Homicide

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Staff Report —

The death of a 29-year-old Parksley man on Saturday is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office received a report Saturday, Sept. 12, around 9:32 p.m. that a vehicle had driven through a fence on Beartown Road in Mappsville, according to Sheriff Todd Wessells.
When deputies arrived, they located a silver vehicle with DeAndre Abbott lying on the ground.
Abbott died at the scene.
Abbott’s body was transported to the Norfolk Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
The cause of death is pending.
The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Virginia State Police, Bloxom Vol. Fire Company, Parksley Vol. Fire Company, and the Accomack County Department of Public Safety.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-5666 or tips may be submitted at