Live TV Murder Memorial.

Live TV Murder Memorial

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Westlake Corner, Virginia

In August 2015 two TV station newscasters, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, were murdered during a live broadcast by an unhinged ex-employee. A month later the station marked the spot with an unusual memorial: scenic vista binoculars with a small brass plaque engraved with the duo's names. The thinking was to direct people away from looking at the murder spot to looking at what Alison and Adam were there to see: Smith Mountain Lake.

Live TV Murder Memorial

Address:
Booker T. Washington Hwy, Westlake Corner, VA
Directions:
South side of Hwy 122/Booker T. Washington Hwy just west of the bridge across Smith Mountain Lake. Turn south into the Bridgewater Plaza parking lot. It's a low strip mall with a covered breezeway through the center. The memorial is at the back end of the breezeway, overlooking the lake.
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