Police identify 76-year-old Highland County shooting victim

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

HIGHLAND COUNTY, Va. - State police released the name of the 76-year-old woman found dead in a Highland County home on Sunday.

When police arrived at the residence in the 5200 block of Doe Hill Road to conduct a welfare check on Sunday, they found Ruth Ann Knave, of Tall Timbers, Maryland, had died after a shooting.

Her 2009 Subaru Forester was missing from the residence and later found at the Richmond International Airport in the parking lot.

Airport police took a male juvenile into custody in connection with this case. 

Knave’s remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination and autopsy. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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