17 March 2010
The News Virginian

Nothing suggested a troubled woman lay on the mountainside, a hundred yards below the state trooper searching around her empty sports utility vehicle Friday afternoon.

When troopers logged the license plate into their system, nothing indicated she’d been reported missing earlier that day. In fact, it wasn’t until Sunday, when they returned to Howardsville Turnpike in Augusta County with bloodhounds, that troopers first saw Dannell Carlene Kraus, 32, of Waynesboro.

An autopsy showed no signs of foul play, authorities said. The cause of death is unknown.

As state authorities worked to re-piece the story of her death Tuesday, Waynesboro police said they are investigating to determine what happened to the missing persons report they took after Kraus’ husband, John, filed it Friday morning.

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