SOUTHAMPTON, VA (WWBT) - Norfolk Police have reportedly found human remains during their search for a missing Longwood University student.
Detectives acting on a tip went to Southampton County and discovered the remains. The remains were found near the 34000 block of Smith's Ferry Road and are being sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine if they are indeed those of 18-year-old Anjelica Hadsell.
Neighbors say seeing the large police presence is scary. "I looked out my bathroom window and I saw all these cars everything over there then I saw the crime tape and I said, 'Lord have mercy something has happened,'" says neighbor Rosa Atkins. "I got nervous, very nervous because I'm right here at it and I don't know how long it had been out there." Atkins says she saw white cars around the home a couple days ago. She says she thinks they were police cars.
A tip led investigators to an area in Isle of Wight County last week in the search for the Norfolk teen. At that time, Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson said the search was concentrated on an area at U.S. 258 and Joyner's Bridge Road.
The Longwood freshman went missing on March 3 from her parents' home in Norfolk.
WAVY reported she was seen near the VCU campus a week later, but campus police have not been able to confirm that. The university issued a statement saying the "community continues to share the deep concerns of Anjelica Hadsell family and loved ones and we hope she is located safely."
If you have any information you are asked to call Norfolk Police at (757) 664-7026