State police investigating deadly Highland County shooting


HIGHLAND COUNTY, Va. – State police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Sunday in Highland County.

Shortly before 6 p.m., the Highland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 5200 block of Doe Hill Road in the McDowell community to conduct a welfare check, according to state police.

Inside the residence, deputies say they found a dead woman, whose 2009 Subaru Forester was missing from the residence.

Further investigation led Virginia State Police to the Richmond International Airport, where the Subaru was located in the parking lot, according to police.

A male juvenile was taken into custody by airport police.

The woman’s remains were transported to the medical examiner's office for examination and autopsy.

Police say the investigation remains ongoing at this time.


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