Shenandoah National Park
Near White Oak Canyon Trail
#BREAKING: The body of Fairfax Co Firefighter #NicoleMittendorff found in Shenandoah National Park, family confirms. pic.twitter.com/4Qt8ox8ET6
— WMAL News (@wmalnews) April 22, 2016
From our news partners at CBS-19 The Newsplex:
“The search for a missing Fairfax County firefighter may be over as officials say a woman’s body has been found in the Shenandoah National Park.
Virginia State Police say search efforts within the park have been suspended. The body was found around 2 p.m. Thursday about a mine from the White Oak Canyon Trail parking area, six days into the search for 31-year-old Nicole Mittendorff.”
Continue redading below the US Park Service presse release for more.
Here’s the verbatim press release from the US National Park Service:
“Remains Located in Shenandoah National Park; Search Efforts Suspended Madison County, Va-Search efforts in the Shenandoah National Park were suspended Thursday afternoon (April 21, 2016) with the discovery of female remains within the park property. At approximately 2:00 p.m. a ground team of National Park Service and Virginia State Police personnel discovered a body in a remote location more than a mile from the Whiteoak Canyon parking area and about 330 yards from the trail in treacherous rocky terrain. National Park Service and Virginia State Police are currently still processing the scene. National Park Service and Virginia State Police personnel will conduct a press conference at Whiteoak parking area at 7:30 p.m.”