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Manhunt Underway For Opal Page’s Killer : 5.7.09 – Updated 10:30 AM EDT – Audio Added

[ 9 ] May 7, 2009 |
©2009 NCL Magazine : Photo By Yvette Stafford : Authorities were still on the murder scene of Mrs. Opal Page Thursday morning in Afton, Virginia

©2009 NCL Magazine : Photo By Yvette Stafford : Authorities were still on the murder scene of Mrs. Opal Page Thursday morning in Afton, Virginia

Afton
Nelson County, Virginia

As NCL first reported Wednesday night as events were unfolding, the Nelson County Sheriff and state police authorities are on the lookout for suspects in the murder of Mrs. Opal Page in Afton, Virginia. Her body was discovered by friends in the early evening hours Wednesday at her 7275 Rockfish Valley Highway home. Mrs. Page was a well known fixture in the Nelson Community for decades.


Audio Interview above with Sheriff David Brooks Thursday morning regarding the murder of Opal Page

Nelson Sheriff David Brooks, says finding Mrs. Page’s stolen 1998 dark green Chevy Malibu is of the highest priority this morning. “It’s our belief the car was taken after the murder was committed,” Sheriff Brooks told NCL Thursday morning. The license number is: Virginia : YZR 1900 “If the weather breaks we will begin an aerial search for the car as soon as possible to see if it was abandoned anywhere nearby,” Sheriff Brooks continued.

Virginia State Police Crime Scene Units were wrapping up their investigation Thursday morning at the home of Opal Page in Afton, Virginia just north of Greenfield.

Virginia State Police Crime Scene Units were wrapping up their investigation Thursday morning at the home of Opal Page in Afton, Virginia just north of Greenfield.

Sheriff Brooks is urging residents in the area to use common sense and keep doors locked. He is also asking people to report any suspicious looking activity immediately as any lead could be important in the investigation.

©2009 NCL Magazine : Photo By Tommy Stafford : Virginia State Police crime scene officers get ready to inspect the scene Wednesday night at the home of Opal Page in Afton, Virginia.

©2009 NCL Magazine : Photo By Tommy Stafford : Virginia State Police crime scene officers get ready to inspect the scene Wednesday night at the home of Opal Page in Afton, Virginia.

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  1. Annette says:

    This just breaks our hearts, our prayers go out to HT and Glen, and all the family and friends.
    Nothing this bad has happened in this neighborhood and it scares me to be home alone now.

  2. Diane Furfaro says:

    Glen,
    So so sorry to hear about your Mom. You are in my prayers,
    Diane Furfaro, Dawn’s Mom

  3. Jessie says:

    i cannot belive this happened she taught me only a few years ago and was the nicest person i have ever met who ever did this should come forward and i hope they are punished severly

  4. Jillian Carroll says:

    I’ve known her since I was little, she was one of the sweetest ladies! She is loved, will be missed and REMEMBERED!!! It’s sad that someone could commit such a horrific crime!

  5. schuyler says:

    um… i know her she is gandma im actually 9 yrs.

  6. schuyler says:

    she is my grandma

  7. RITA says:

    SHE WAS A RETIRED TEACHERS AIDE
    TAUGHT AT ROCKBRIDGE RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    WHAT WAS THE MOTIVE FOR THE KILLING
    WHO COULD HAVE BEEN SO CRUEL
    SHE HAD FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR A LUNCH DATE
    WORRIED HER FRIEND CALLED THE LAW
    LYING DEAD IN A POOL OF BLOOD
    WHAT A TERRIBLE SIGHT THEY SAW
    THEY IDENTIFIED HER AS OPAL PAGE
    HER AGE WAS SEVENTY THREE
    THEY ARE CALLING HER DEATH A HOMICIDE
    BECAUSE OF THE FORCED ENTRY
    HER VEHICLE HAD GONE MISSING
    SEEN TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON VA 151
    THE LICENSE PLATES ARE YSR 1900
    AND THE KILLER IS STILL ON THE RUN
    SHE WAS A KIND AND GENTLE PERSON
    SHE STILL VOLUNTEERED HER TIME
    YELLOW TAPE BLOCKS THE ENTRY TO THE HOUSE
    IT IS NOW THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
    POLICE WERE LOOKING FOR A CHEVY MALIBU
    1998 THE COLOR IS DARK GREEN
    THE KILLER FORCED THEIR WAY INTO THE HOUSE
    DID THE KILLER KNOW HER ROUTINE
    DAYS LATER THEY WOULD FIND HER VEHICLE
    THE KILLER STILL ROAMS FREE
    HER BODY HAS BEEN SENT TO RICHMOND
    THE STATE WILL NOW DO AN AUTOPSY
    THE COMMUNITY WILL REMEMBER OPAL PAGE
    SO MANY OVER THE YEARS SHE HAD TAUGHT
    AUTHORITIES ARE NOW HARD AT WORK
    FOR IT IS IMPARATIVE THE KILLER BE CAUGHT

    POEM BY RCB MAY 11TH 2009
    MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY MS PAGE
    REST IN PEACE

  8. my four kids says:

    your family is in our thoughts and prayer me be your family can rest now that the killers are behind bars she was a good grandmotherand a good mother

  9. poor family. says:

    this is wrong what those men did to her. they desreve to never see the light of day.