Live TV Murder Memorial.

Live TV Murder Memorial

Field review by the editors.

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

Booker T. Washington Hwy, Westlake Corner, VA
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.
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Giant Apple on a StickGiant Apple on a Stick, Thaxton, VA - 15 mi.
Wine-Theme LOVE SignWine-Theme LOVE Sign, Bedford, VA - 18 mi.
Wayward Rhino Mom and BabyWayward Rhino Mom and Baby, Bedford, VA - 15 mi.
In the region:
Trojan Dog, Roanoke, VA - 19 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Virginia

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Virginia.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

May 30, 2020

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Virginia Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Old Trail Town, Cody, Wyoming (May 25-31, 2020)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Westlake Corner, Virginia

Nightly rates found:

Book Now