Nottoway Sheriff: Body found in woods is Olene Brooks

Nottoway Sheriff: Body found in woods is Olene Brooks

NOTTOWAY, VA (WWBT) - The Nottoway County Sheriff's Office confirms that a body found last week in the woods is missing Amelia woman Olene Brooks.

The body was found 40 feet off of Highway 620, Morrissett Mill Road, in northwestern Nottoway County around 11 a.m. Thursday by a man who was going fishing.

Olene Brooks went missing last month, her husband was found dead inside her home. A manhunt led to the capture of a suspect, Dana Williams, in the death of Woodell Brooks, but Olene had not been found until last week.

"We are hurting," said Olene's daughter Stephanie Caudill. "We were contacted earlier today by Amelia Sheriff's Office. Authorities tell us they are still waiting to determine a cause of death."

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