Four arrested and charged in murder of couple

Four arrested and charged in murder of couple 2From Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office

On Jan. 14, 2023, a male subject was recovered from the New River in the 4000 block of Clark’s Ferry Road in the Delton area of Pulaski County. The body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke. The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and no further information will be released at this time.

Updated Press Release Jan. 19, 2023

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Mark David Weiss

The body located on January 14, 2023 was identified as Johnny Raymond Thomas, age 52 of Pulaski, Virginia. The medical examiner determined the cause of death to be homicide due to gunshot wounds.

During the investigation the whereabouts of Jamie Leigh Frazier, age 25 of Dublin, Virginia, were also unknown. Thomas and Frazier were known boyfriend/girlfriend and evidence places the two together on the last date of contact for each, which was on December 14, 2022.

Through an extensive investigation it was learned the two were murdered by Mark David Weiss and the bodies disposed of in the river. The following persons have been arrested and charged in connection with this case.

Mark David Weiss age 52 of Draper was arrested for the following, (2) Felony Warrants for Second Degree Murder, (1) Felony Warrant for Possession of a Firearm by a Violent Convicted Felon, (2) Felony Warrants for Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, (1) Felony Warrant for Arson of Personal Property over $1000 in Value, (2) Felony Warrants for Concealing a Dead Body, (1) Warrant for Felony Destruction of Evidence. Weiss is being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.

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Ashley Nicole Edwards

Ashley Nichole Edwards age 36 of Draper was arrested for the following, (2) Felony Warrants for Accessory to Murder After the Fact and (1) Warrant for Felony Destruction of Evidence.

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Terrance Wayne Edwards

Terrence Wade Edwards age 57 of Draper was arrested for the following, (2) Felony Warrants for Accessory to Murder After the Fact, (1) Felony Warrant for Arson of Personal Property Over $1000 in Value and (1) Warrant for Felony Destruction of Evidence.

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Nolan Michael Neil

Nolan Michael Neil age 18 of Draper was arrested for the following, (2) Felony Warrants for Concealing a Dead Body, (2) Felony Warrants for Accessory to Murder After the Fact, (1) Warrant for Felony Destruction of Evidence and (1) Felony Warrant for Arson of Personal Property Over $1000 in Value.

This investigation is still ongoing and no further information will be released at this time. We would like to ask that you keep the family of the victims in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.