Missing woman found dead – Body found in 300 block of Lake Road.

Missing woman found dead – Body Found – Cause of Death – The body of a missing woman was found inside a submerged vehicle.

STUARTS DRAFT, Va. – According to report the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office said that on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at around 12:41 p.m., deputies responded to the 300 block of Lake Road in Stuarts Draft for a report of a missing female.

Arriving at the scene at around 1:44 p.m., a deputy began checking the area for the missing person.

The sheriff’s office said the deputy then discovered an almost totally submerged 2004 Jeep Sport utility vehicle in a pond located in the 300 block of Lake Road.

The deputy then requested assistance from Augusta County Fire Rescue, the Stuarts Draft Volunteer Fire Department, the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, and the Virginia State Police.

Officials were able to recover the vehicle from the pond, and they discovered a deceased female inside the Jeep.

Investigations into the case is ongoing and the sheriff’s office confirm that the female recovered from the Jeep was the missing person the deputy was searching for.

Initial investigation has revealed that a medical condition may have been a factor in the event. The name of the victim is being withheld until authorities can get in touch with the family.

Anyone with information about this incident, is asked to call Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.