Virginia State Police have confirmed that a body found Friday in Bath County is Harriet Cobb.
Cobb, who lived in Rockingham County, was a professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.
Original story from Friday, March 15
A body was found Friday in the Back Creek area of Bath County.
That’s the same area where rescuers were searching for a missing James Madison University professor.
Harriet Cobb was last seen alive at 2 p.m. Saturday. She was reported missing by her family Sunday. Cobb is from Rockingham County. Her car was found in Bath County on Monday.
An official in Bath County initially said the person they found was alive, but the scene commander says that is incorrect.
Investigators have not released an identify of the body that was found.
Harriet Cobb’s BMW was found Monday near Back Creek on Route 39 in Bath County, about a half-mile from Route 600. That is in the Mountain Grove community.
Cobb is a professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.
Cobb was last seen around 2 p.m. Saturday in Rockingham County. She was reported missing by her family on Sunday.
Investigators say there is no evidence of foul play, or that she was abducted.
Crews and a state police helicopter have been searching for Cobb since her car was discovered Monday.
Original story from Monday, March 11
As of 4:50 p.m. Monday the missing woman had not been found, according to Virginia State Police.
11:35 a.m. Monday: Virginia State Police dive teams and a helicopter are searching for a missing woman whose car was found in Bath County.
The woman was reported missing by her family Sunday in Rockingham County, Virginia. She was last seen by her family around 2 p.m. Saturday.
Her car was found off Route 39 in Bath County. Investigators don’t believe that the woman was abducted.