Police Searching for Missing Waynesboro Woman

Release from the Waynesboro Police Department:

The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a missing adult female.

Melissa Torgenson who also goes by the name Melissa Robbins was first reported missing by her sister, who resides in California, to the Ventura County, CA. Sheriff’s Office on August 24th, 2016. Ventura County authorities notified the Waynesboro Police Department of this missing person on August 29th, 2016 due to her last known address being Waynesboro, VA.

The department immediately opened an investigation and entered Melissa into both state and national data bases as a missing person, however to date no contact has been made. In addition we have been able to contact known family members and it has been determined that none of these individuals has heard from Melissa since early July of this year by phone.

At this time there is no reason to suspect foul play, however the length of time Melissa has been without contact raises concerns for her wellbeing.

Melissa is 32 years of age, 5’7’, 170 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. The vehicle she was last known to be operating was a 2013 gray Honda Coupe bearing Virginia Tag VMB-8058.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Jamie Dunn at 540-942-6543.

Written by NBC29


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Former United States Attorney for Virginia Upset With FBI Director


A former United States Attorney for Virginia has a serious issue with FBI Director James Comey’s reopening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Tim Heaphy is the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. He is joining more than 100 bipartisan Department of Justice employees criticizing Comey.

Heaphy says reopening the investigation violates long-held precedent.

“It is imperative that prosecutors and agents only speak in court, with admissible evidence, you have awesome power of discretion when you’re in a position like Director Comey or like a prosecutor and you have to use that carefully, and if you put out into the public record, facts that you’re not prepared to prove in court, that to me is irresponsible,” said Heaphy.

Heaphy says Comey’s remarks break from Department of Justice policy to never release information regarding an investigation of a presidential candidate within 60 days of an election.

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UPDATED: Police release composite sketches of suspects in Falls Church area sexual assault

Fairfax County police have released composite sketches of the suspects in an abduction and sexual assault in the Falls Church area last week.

The incident happened on the 5800 block of Columbia Pike between 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, and 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, Fairfax County police said in a news release.

Police said a 50-year-old woman went to a restaurant in that area that night and met two men who she left with in a mini-van similar to an older-model Honda Odyssey, headed toward Arlington.

While the three were in the van, the men displayed a handgun and sexually assaulted the woman, police said in the news release.

The suspects then took the victim’s phone and forced her out of the van somewhere along Route 50, near South Manchester Street, police said. The woman flagged down a passerby, who called police.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where she was evaluated and released, police said.

One suspect is described as Hispanic, about 30 years old, 5 feet, 2 inches to 5 feet, 5 inches tall and thin. The second suspect is described as Hispanic, in his early 20s, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with an athletic build.

The suspects were described as Hispanic; one was around 30 years old, 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a slim build. The other suspect was in his early 20s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with an athletic build.

A police sketch artist worked the the victim to develop the composite sketches released Tuesday.

Detectives ask anyone who knows someone matching the description, has seen the person in their neighborhood or who has any information about the incident to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, email at www.crimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.

written by InsideNova



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