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

©2009 NCL Magazine : Photo By Yvette Stafford : Authorities were still on the murder scene of Mrs. Opal Page Thursday morning in Afton, Virginia [1]

©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 [2] 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. [3]

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. [4]

©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.