Police say nothing suspicious in car

August 06, 1999|By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Police say they have not found anything unusual about a car belonging to a Winchester woman who was found dead near Charles Town July 25.

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Kimberly Dawn Alexander's 1986 Pontiac Parisienne station wagon was found about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in a Food Lion supermarket parking lot in Berryville, Va., according to the Winchester Police Department.

Nothing was obviously suspicious about the yellow car, said Winchester Police investigator Lenny Millholland.

Investigators are trying to find out why Alexander's body was found in Jefferson County, W.Va., and her car was in Berryville, said Millholland.

Berryville is about 10 miles west of Winchester, where Alexander was last seen heading to work at a fast-food restaurant.

Alexander's badly decomposed body was found in a field along U.S. 340 near Cave Road south of Charles Town. Because of the advanced decomposition of the body, it has been difficult to determine the cause of death.


Alexander's death is being investigated as a homicide unless autopsy results indicate otherwise, say West Virginia State Police, who are assisting in the investigation.

Alexander's husband was the last person to see her alive when she left for work at a Wendy's restaurant about 6 a.m. on June 12, said Millholland.

Police will not identify Alexander's husband.

Alexander, 32, of 200 N. Cameron St., made it to work at the Wendy's on Berryville Avenue in Winchester but disappeared shortly after arriving there, Millholland said.

It appears Alexander was the only person in the restaurant, he added.

Millholland declined to answer other questions surrounding what may have happened at the restaurant.

"Right now, the whole situation is under investigation as far as her disappearance from work," he said.

Wendy's workers have declined to comment about Alexander's disappearance.

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