UPDATE: Lynchburg police addressed about 100 people last night at a meeting on safety at Linkhorne Middle School. The neighborhood has been on edge since the body of 86-year-old Lynda Slocum was found in her home December 20th. Police aren’t releasing details on the investigation, but they’re advising residents to take precautions like keeping doors and windows locked, making sure their homes are well lit and taking advantage of neighborhood watch programs.
A security and personal safety seminar will be held tonight. Officers and crime prevention specialists will discuss the safe use of locks, lights and alarms and other ways to protect homes from break-ins and burglary. Steven Wood, The community Service Coordinator, with the Lynchburg Police Department says since Lynda Slocum was found murdered in her home in December, there has been an increase in residents wanting in implement proactive prevention measures. Authorities also will discuss the department’s Neighborhood Watch Program. The Security & Safety Seminar will be held between 6:30 to 8 tonight at the Linkhorne Middle School cafeteria.