Human remains found in Henrico; police say it may be one of ten unsolved missing persons cases
Henrico County Police say human remains have been discovered in a wooded area just off Wilkinson Road, and they are in the process of trying to identify the body. As Charles Fishburne reports, it may solve one of the county’s many missing persons cases.
There are 10 cases on Henrico’s missing persons list. Investigators want to know if this is one of them.
Owens: A citizen, while searching for deer antlers, came upon what he believed to be skeletal remains in the wooded area.
Lt. Eric Owens says the skull and bones have been sent to the medical examiner and to Fort Lee’s mortuary affairs unit to see if there's a match.
How can ten people be missing with nobody knowing where they went?
Owens: Someone knows. There is a list online and they're actively being investigated.
In fact, Namus.gov, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons Registry, has nine names listed under Henrico County, including 7-year old Britanny Williams, a celebrated foster child with HIV, who disappeared August 8, 2000.
(woman's voice) Missining persons, unidentified human remains, two criminal justice problems that have existed in our country for many years.
The list is on Namus.gov.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News