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Missing 31-year-old Charlottesville woman found dead

Body was found Monday evening

Credit: NBC29
Credit: NBC29

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.UPDATE

Authorities say a 31-year-old missing Charlottesville woman has been found dead.

A Charlottesville police detective found Molly Miller’s body inside her home on Monday evening, according to NBC29.

Authorities say that at this time, there is no reason to believe there is any threat to the public.

Earlier Monday, police, Miller's parents, and volunteers searched near her home with bloodhounds to track the scent. However, police say it was difficult because of the cold weather and how many days it had been. 

Police have not made any arrests. 

An autopsy will be conducted on Wednesday. Once that is completed and additional follow-up is finished, police plan to provide more details about this case.

ORIGINAL STORY


Bloodhounds were out bright and early Monday as Charlottesville police continued their search for a missing woman.

Molly Meghan Miller, 31, was last seen leaving her home on the 900 block of King Street Friday.

The Charlottesville Police Department held a press conference Monday to provide an update on the search for Miller. Investigators are hoping that surveillance footage can lead them in some direction. 

Miller is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 115 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt.

Advocacy group Help Save the Next Girl posted on Facebook that Miller and her fiance were cooking dinner when she left for a quick walk.

Authorities said Monday that it is not uncommon behavior for Molly to leave her home for the night, potentially to stay with friends. However, her fiance became worried after he had not heard from her for close to 24 hours.

The Charlottesville Police Department is asking anyone with any information, or who may have seen Miller, to call Detective Robbie Oberholzer at 434-970-3985 or call Crime Stoppers at 434-977- 4000.


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