Remains Identified as Those of Missing Virginia Woman

Bill Pan
By Bill Pan
June 4, 2019USshare
Remains Identified as Those of Missing Virginia Woman
Police photo of Amy Renee Fabian (L) and George W. Knisley IV (R) (Virginia State Police)

RICHMOND, Va.—The state medical examiner has identified human remains found last week as those of a Virginia woman missing since last month.

News outlets report the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond says the remains are those of 43-year-old Amy Renee Fabian of Cumberland County. Fabian’s remains and a stolen Ford F-350 truck were found May 28 in a wooded area in Mecklenburg at an intersection just above North Carolina.

The incident began at approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 24, when the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a homicide occurring at Fabian’s residence in the 200 block of Mount Airy Lane. Upon arriving at the reported site, 29-year-old Matthew T. Broyles of Powhatan County, a friend of Fabian’s, was found dead inside the house. Fabian was not there and has not been seen since.

Based on investigative leads developed over the Memorial Day weekend, search efforts for a missing Cumberland County woman has been concentrated in the area of South Hill and Mecklenburg County, Virginia, said Virginia State Police in a Facebook post. In the past week, the police forces were “actively searching this area for Amy Renee Fabian, 43, and the 2002 white, Ford F-350 work truck.”

According to the Virginia State Police, Fabian has not been seen since authorities responded to her residence on the early morning of May 24. The police have released details about Fabian on social media, in hope of the public calling in with any information about her, the vehicle, or her ex-boyfriend, 41-year-old George W. Knisley IV. The suspected man in Fabian’s disappearance, Knisley was believed to have left Mount Airy Lane that morning driving the stolen truck.

During the course of the investigation into the Cumberland County homicide, the South Hill Police Department received a 911 call at about 6:30 a.m. on May 24, from a woman who was walking out to her car at her residence and encountered a man who fitted Knisley’s description. The man threatened the woman at gunpoint before driving off in her Honda Civic. That Honda Civic has since been located in the city of Raleigh, N.C. by the Raleigh, N.C. Police Department.

George W. Knisley IV, 41, of Carroll Co., Md. Arrested for Cumberland Co., VA murder and wanted in connection of Amy R. Fabian's disappearance.

اس پر ‏‎Virginia State Police‎‏ نے شائع کیا اتوار، 26 مئی، 2019

On the evening of May 24, Knisley was suspected of having stolen a third vehicle in North Carolina. Later that night, he was arrested after a pursuit with Raleigh, N.C. Police, and charged with first-degree murder in Broyles’ death.

Additional charges are still pending in Cumberland County. Please contact the Raleigh, N.C. Police Department and South Hill Police Department for possible charges in those jurisdictions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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