Woman found dead in James, missing since January

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – The remains of a Richmond woman, Jill L. Edmonds, 40, missing since Jan. 25, have been found in the James River in Charles City County, according to the Richmond Police Department.

A fisherman discovered the remains in the water in the Guns Run area of Charles City County on Saturday, April 3.  A positive identification was made through dental records today by the medical examiner.  Investigators immediately informed her family.

No foul play is suspected by the Richmond Police Department or the Office of the Medical Examiner.

The department has been investigating Edmonds' disappearance after her vehicle was found abandoned Jan. 25 on the shoulder of the northbound lanes of the Powhite Parkway as it crosses the James River.

Several searches of the river and the riverbanks by Richmond police officers, firefighters and her family with the assistance of the Virginia State Police helicopter and the Metro Aviation Unit turned up no trace of her.

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