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Opal Page remembered; Search for killer continues : BREAKING UPDATE! 5:20 PM EDT

[ 1 ] May 7, 2009 |
Pictured: Opal Page -- Photo Courtesy: Rockfish River Elementary School yearbook

Opal Page -- Photo Courtesy: Rockfish River Elementary School yearbook

Nelson County, Virginia
©2009 NCL Magazine

Updated 5.7.09 5:20 PM EDT
Nelson Sheriff David Brooks has confirmed that Opal Page’s stolen 1998 Malibu has been located by authorities in neighboring Augusta County in the city of Waynesboro. Lawmen are enroute to the car’s location to process it for evidence.

Updated 5.7.09 3:45 PM EDT
Sheriff David Brooks tells NCL this afternoon that an aerial search flown in the Nelson County area near the murder scene found nothing. Police are looking for the 1998 green Chevy Malibu owned by Opal Page that was stolen from the scene.

More as we have it.

Original Post from earlier Thursday
As the manhunt continues for the killer of retired Rockfish River Elementary School teacher’s aide Opal Page, school administrators who worked alongside the 73-year-old Afton woman are keeping her family in their prayers.

RRES Principal Nita Hughes tells us she had last seen Mrs. Page a few weeks ago during kindergarten registration. Although Page had retired from the school system, she continued to volunteer.

RRES Principal Nita Hughes remembering Opal Page – ®2009

RRES Principal Nita Hughes remembering Opal Page – ®2009

Audio interview with RRES Principal Nita Hughes, who worked with murder victim Opal Page.

As police continue to investigate the homicide – an aerial search may soon begin depending on the weather – officers are on the look out for Page’s car, a 1998 dark green Chevy malibu bearing Virginia license plate number YZR-1900. Her body was discovered Wednesday at her home on 7275 Rockfish Valley Highway in Afton. Anyone with information can call thje Nelson County Sheriff’s Dept. at 434-263-7050.

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  1. janice norvell wheaton says:

    I had the pleasure of volunteering at Rockfish River Elementary School with Mrs. Page. She was a kind and gentle person. It brought tears to my eyes when I learned of this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are also with the Rockfish River Elementary School community. They have suffered a great loss.