ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. — A body found Monday in Alleghany County is that of a missing woman. Sheriff Kevin Hall says Ashley Rodriguez's identity was confirmed through dental records.
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We're learning new details about the area where a woman's body was discovered in Alleghany County. Here is the latest information from the Alleghany County Sheriff's Office.
On May 13, 2013, Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office received a call to perform a well being check on Ashley Rodriguez, who hadn’t been seen since the late evening hours of May 12, 2013. Deputies initiated a search for Mrs. Rodriguez, who had not shown up for work.
Later in the morning, information was received that led investigators to Alleghany Memorial Park, a cemetery on Winterberry Avenue in Alleghany County. Crime Scene investigators began processing the scene and discovered the remains of a white female.
Forensic Investigators from the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office, State Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries processed the crime scene. Alleghany County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ed Stein and officers with Covington Division of Police also assisted.
The remains were located in a remote area of the cemetery only accessible to employees and staff. No burial grounds were disturbed during the investigation.
The remains have been sent to the Medical Examiners office in Roanoke for an autopsy and positive identification.
A warrant has been issued for: Rodriguez, Adan Quiroz (AKA: Rodriguez, Manuel) 10/05/1983 of Dairy St. Covington, VA. 5’7” 148 Brown Eyes, Black Hair
He was last seen May 13, 2013, at 1:00pm driving a 2001 Green and Tan 2 tone Ford pickup truck bearing Virginia Registration XPM-2403
The U.S. Marshall’s office is assisting with attempting to locate Mr. Rodriguez, who is considered a fugitive.
The administrators at Alleghany Memorial Park have been extremely cooperative in assisting the investigation.
Suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.
Persons with any information should contact the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office at 540-965-1770 or Lt. Richard Fridley at 540-960-0340, or the Crime Line 540-969-4166.