Manhunt continues in Virginia for AWOL marine wanted for murder

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Roanoke, Virginia, manhunt: Shelter-in-place order lifted, search for murder suspect continues

Police closed all Roanoke schools Thursday in search for Michael Brown

Police throughout Virginia continued their manhunt for an AWOL marine who is wanted for murder, a search that prompted all Roanoke, Virginia, schools to abruptly close early Thursday morning.

Michael Brown, 22, was believed to be near Patrick Henry High School, according to WRIC. Brown is wanted in the murder of Rodney Brown, his mother's boyfriend, according to police.

The Roanoke city school system said police requested schools be closed while they searched for Brown.

Brown is a combat engineer who deserted his Camp Lejeune post last month and was later spotted in Franklin County, where Roanoke is located. Brown has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Rodney Brown.

More details will be added to this story as it develops.