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Police: Body identified as Nicole Mittendorff in preliminary investigation

Nicole Mittendorff (Source: Virginia State Police) Nicole Mittendorff (Source: Virginia State Police)
Virginia State Police investigators (Source: Virginia State Police) Virginia State Police investigators (Source: Virginia State Police)
Virginia State Police crews after the search has ended (Source: Virginia State Police) Virginia State Police crews after the search has ended (Source: Virginia State Police)
Virginia State Police and National Park Service crews (Source: Virginia State Police) Virginia State Police and National Park Service crews (Source: Virginia State Police)
WOODBRIDGE, VA (WWBT) -

The search for a missing Woodbridge woman has been suspended after crews discovered a body during their search Thursday.

In a statement from The National Park Service, a ground team with the agency and Virginia State Police personnel discovered the body of a female around 2 p.m. Thursday in a remote location more than a mile from the Whiteoak Canyon parking area of Shenandoah National Park.

The body, which police identified as 31-year-old Nicole K. Mittendorff in their preliminary investigation, is being taken to the Medical Examiner in Manassas for an autopsy, an examination, and positive identification.

The physical and digital evidence found during the investigation, including a note recovered from her car, led police to believe there was no foul play involved in her death.

She was reported missing Friday when she didn't report to her job with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. 

A US Park Ranger found her abandoned 2009 Mini Cooper shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday in a parking lot in the Shenandoah National Park.

The Facebook page dedicated to finding her posted “Our hearts are broken. We thank you for your support and ask that you keep our family in your prayers in the challenging days ahead.”

National Park Service officials and Virginia State Police conducted the search.

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