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Erica Heather Smith
Fourteen-year-old Erica Heather Smith disappeared on July 29, 2002. Her body was found eleven days later in a grave along Broad Run Creek near an old pump house. The area is in Ashburn near the intersection of Beaumeade Circle and Loudoun County Parkway (Adjacent to Redskins Park). Follow the link for case updates and to submit an online tip.
Erica Heather Smith

Ursula Haberland
On Thursday, August 23, 2001, Ursula Haberland was found murdered inside of her home on Greengarden Road in Upperville, Virginia. The Cold Case Unit of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance with the investigation into Haberland’s death. The Detectives believe that there is outstanding information which could be the key to solving this senseless act of violence. Follow the link for case updates and to submit an online tip.
Ursula Haberland

Charlotte Powell
Charlotte Powell was last seen by her family in July of 1987. Her skeletal remains were found in the woods near the gas and power lines off of Route 653 (Shreve Mill Road) on December 8, 1987. It is believed she was raped and murdered. Charlotte lived in Pennsylvania and was known to hitchhike. She may have traveled in Maryland, DC and Virginia. She was described by her mother and sister as a free spirit.
Charlotte Powell

Veronica Hepworth
Veronica Hepworth

Unknown Victim- Sunny Ridge Road
On March 8, 1988 the victim was discovered wrapped in a blanket on Sunny Ridge Road (Route 761) and it was determined he was shot. The victim is believed to be a White or Hispanic male in his 50’s, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” tall, with a stocky build and possible reddish brown hair. He also had a full upper denture, which was found next to his body. He was wearing Sears brand black polyester pants, size 42 waist and 29 inseam, and red socks.
Unknown Victim- Sunny Ridge Road

Charles William Monroe
Charles William Monroe was reported missing on May 8, 2005, after a fire destroyed his apartment inside a barn located at 20215 Edgewood Farm Lane in Purcellville. Investigators searched extensively, but were unable to locate any human remains in the fire. He is described as a white male, 6’ 3”, thin build, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was 35 years old at the time of his disappearance.
Charles William Monroe

Luis Contreras
On November 15, 1987, Luis Contreras disappeared from Hill High Orchards in the Round Hill area, where he was working as a farm laborer. He is described as a Hispanic male with a thin build, and salt and pepper hair. He was 57-years-old at the time of his disappearance.
Luis Contreras

Baby Hope
On August 30, 2003, a deceased newborn “Baby Hope” was located by juveniles playing in a creek bed in Sterling, VA. The newborn was determined to be a white female. The creek bed is located near the 200 block of North Cottage Road. Follow the link for case updates and to submit a tip online.
Baby Hope

Baby Michelle
On April 10, 2013, deputies were called to the area of Awsley Court after a resident walking along the path observed what appeared to be a deceased baby in a pond. An autopsy conducted by the Office of the Medical Examiner reported the baby as female, full-term, of undetermined ethnicity, and was likely a home birth. The case is still under investigation.
Baby Michelle

Henry "Ricky" Ryan
Henry “Ricky” Ryan was last seen on Friday, September 30th, 1988, leaving a roadside pull off along the Shenandoah river on Bloomery Road in West Virginia. This was an area where Ricky Ryan and other local people gathered to drink and use drugs. According to witnesses, Mr. Ryan went on a beer run in the company of Timothy Warnick and another unidentified male and never came back. He was reported missing by his family several days later. On March 14th, 1989 his body was found in a shallow grave off of Route 9 on the Loudoun County, VA side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. An autopsy confirmed that he was murdered.
Henry "Ricky" Ryan

Joseph L. Robinson
On December 15, 1969, the body of a black male victim was found near the intersection of Evergreen Mills and Watson Roads. The decedent was later identified as Joseph Lee Robinson of Fauquier County. An autopsy revealed that Robinson had been shot multiple times. Based on interviews conducted with relatives and friends of the decedent, Detectives charged two men with the murder. The charges were later dropped at the Preliminary Hearing. The Cold Case Unit is currently looking to speak with anyone who may have known the decedent, or who may have information related to the murder.
Joseph L. Robinson

Agnes Banwell
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit is investigating the disappearance of Agnes Banwell who was reported missing on July 2, 1994. Agnes was last seen in Purcellville, VA.
Agnes Banwell