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Car of missing New Kent woman discovered; unidentified body recovered from scene

By Community Member | November 11, 2020 5:21 pm

New Kent Sheriff’s Office have discovered the vehicle of a New Kent woman who had been missing since Feb. 15.

According to a press release, New Kent Sheriff’s Office received a call from two hunters around 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 about the discovery of a motor vehicle in a wooded area of Henpeck Road. Deputies responded to the scene and located the vehicle which was registered to Joan Marie Orr. Orr had been missing for nine months and was last seen by her family in the area of 8900 block of Tunstall Road in New Kent.

The remains of an individual were also found in the vehicle upon investigation. The remains of the deceased individual were transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond for further examination and positive identification. Foul play is not suspected in this case at this time.

New Kent Sheriff’s Office is not commenting on the investigation nor the name of the individual pending the report from the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office and notification of next of kin.