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Roanoke community asks for answers about missing 81-year-old Raleigh Court woman

Harriet Hodges hasn’t been seen since March 19

The search continues for a missing elderly woman who was last seen a month ago.
The search continues for a missing elderly woman who was last seen a month ago.

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE: (May 4, 2021)

The search for Harriet Hodges has sadly ended after the Roanoke Police Department announced Tuesday that her body has been found.

On Saturday at about 12:15 p.m., police said they were notified that a female body was found inside a building in the 2200 block of Sherwood Ave SW.

Authorities said that upon seeing the body, there were no apparent signs of trauma or foul play.

Police transported the body to the Medical Examiner’s Office where officials confirmed it was Harriet Hodges.


Members of the Roanoke community are asking for help looking for a woman who has been missing for one month.

Harriet Hodges went missing on March 19 near her home on Windsor Avenue SW.

Since her disappearance, members of the Raleigh Court and Grandin Village neighborhoods have made several efforts on social media to spread the word about Harriet.

“It has been absolutely heart wrenching not knowing where she is, she was very active in the community loved walking her dog Zoe so you know, it’s, it’s, it’s a huge part of our huge piece of our heart that’s missing here in the neighborhood,” Neighbor Ashlee Ayers said.

If you see Harriet or have any information about her disappearance, organizers ask that you contact the Roanoke City Police Department.

About the Author:

Annie Schroeder joined the 10 News team as a reporter in June 2020 and is no stranger to Southwest Virginia.