State Police investigating mysterious death

Edited by Chris Graham

A Virginia State Police canine team discovered the body of a woman off Howardsville Turnpike in Augusta County on Sunday.

The woman’s name has not been released to the public. Based on information gathered during the course of the investigation, State Police have made preliminary notification to a local family of the woman’s death. The family had reported missing a female fitting the woman’s description and the recovered vehicle is registered to a family member. The last contact anyone had with the woman was Wednesday, March 10, 2010.

An autopsy performed by the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke has determined there were no signs of foul play. The Medical Examiner is still in the process of positively identifying the woman.

The body was found about 100 yards down a mountainside off Howardsville Turnpike, according to the State Police.

Virginia State Police have also recovered the woman’s abandoned vehicle, which was found nearby. The vehicle was found on Route 610 approximately 3.8 miles southwest of Route 250.

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