Breaking News: (Richmond Times Dispatch) Body found 70 miles east of Richmond Updated: 6:34 p.m.
The Richmond police task force investigating the disappearance of Virginia Commonwealth University student Taylor Marie Behl has discovered the remains of a body in rural Mathews County. Sources close to the investigation said the body has not been identified. It was discovered in a shallow grave behind a barn on an isolated piece of private property just west of Diggs, a community along the Chesapeake Bay just south of Rigby Island. The area is about 70 miles east of Richmond.
Sources said the ex-girlfriend recognized the location in a photograph shown to her by two detectives from Virginia Commonwealth University. This morning, the detectives drove to the location, and during a search of the property discovered a shallow grave in the woods.
“At this time, we do not, I repeat, we do not know who the remains belong to,“ Monroe said at a news conference outside the Mathews County sheriff’s office.
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Monroe said investigators from VCU discovered the location of the body, FBI investigators were collecting evidence from a large crime scene and state police would investigate the discovery of the remains. The remains were discovered in a shallow grave in a heavily wooded area on private property in the county, about 75 miles east of Richmond. According to police, their investigation included several searches, and in one of those searches, some pictures were seized, including a picture of the general area where the human remains were found. Police said one of the witnesses they spoke to recognized the area in the photograph.
Monroe said investigators from VCU discovered the location of the body, FBI investigators were collecting evidence from a large crime scene and state police would investigate the discovery of the remains.
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