16 March 2010
WPD starts internal investigation to reconstruct timeline

BY CHASE PURDY
The News Virginian

State police are investigating the death of a Waynesboro woman found two-and-a-half days after her husband reported her missing to Waynesboro authorities.

Troopers using bloodhounds discovered Dannell Kraus, 32, Sunday afternoon 100 yards down a mountainside off the Howardsville Turnpike in Augusta County. Earlier in the day, police found an abandoned 2001 Chevrolet Blazer along the road, but did not begin the search until after speaking with her husband, John.

An autopsy by the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke found no signs of foul play, according to a statement released Monday by state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.

John Kraus said troopers called him Sunday afternoon after they impounded his Blazer. Kraus said when he mentioned to state police he’d reported his wife missing, they told him the information did not appear when they ran a check of the license plate.


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