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Updated: Trail Reopens Along John Warner Parkway as Police Continue Investigation

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Update: the trail has been reopened, but the remains have not been identified yet. Update: the trail has been reopened, but the remains have not been identified yet.
Authorities continue investigating trail area along John Warner Parkway Authorities continue investigating trail area along John Warner Parkway
Authorities continue investigating trail area along John Warner Parkway Authorities continue investigating trail area along John Warner Parkway
Authorities continue investigating trail area along John Warner Parkway Authorities continue investigating trail area along John Warner Parkway
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

11/11/2018 Update:

A trail along the John Warner Parkway is open again after authorities found human remains on it earlier last week.

On Thursday, police confirmed remains had been found after hours of the search and rescue team combed the area.

The trail opened up to the public again on Saturday evening.

An Albemarle County official said identifying the remains could take weeks.


Authorities continue to investigate a wooded area Albemarle County Friday, November 9.

The Albemarle County Police Department confirmed Thursday, November 8, that human remains had been found off a trail around 4 p.m. near the 1200 block of John Warner Parkway.

Authorities have not identified the body, and would not confirm if the victim is male or female, or provide an estimated age. The remains have been sent to the medical examiner’s office.

Search and rescue teams could be seen combing the area for a good portion of the afternoon Thursday. Several search and rescue cars, as well as several K9 units, lined the shoulder of the parkway for hours. Vehicles were back on the scene Friday, and a car could be seen blocking a portion of the trail.

“Right now the investigation is ongoing. That portion of the John Warner Parkway Trail along John Warner Parkway will remain closed until further notice, and the weather is not cooperating so we can expect that our investigators will be out there tomorrow throughout day,” said Albemarle County Spokesperson Madeline Curott.

The Albemarle County Police Department has stated that there is no immediate threat to the public.

The trail was reopened to the public Saturday, November 10.