Top Headlines on WHSV.com May 7

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

These are the most viewed stories on WHSV.com for May 7th. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Body Found is that of Missing Woman, 83

Reporter: Virginia AP

 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Authorities say searchers have found the body of an 83-year-old woman who went missing after arriving at a Washington airport from Barbados.

U.S. Park Police spokesman Paul Brooks said in an email Monday afternoon that the body of Victoria Kong was found about 2 p.m. by a team with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.

Brooks said Kong's body was found north of Reagan National Airport, about 30 feet from a bike trail in a wooded area.

He said the investigation into her death is continuing.

Kong was last seen Friday leaving the airport on foot.

Kong's family says they were waiting for her to be escorted off the flight by wheelchair, but she never showed up.

On Two-Year Anniversary of Deadly Crash, Police and Family Search for Answers

Reporter: Anna-Lysa Gayle

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY -- Monday marked the two-year anniversary of a fatal hit and run that killed 15-year-old C.D. Sprouse. Larry Sprouse, his son and daughter were on their way to school on Route 42, when police say a white car swerved into their lane.

"We was going to Buffalo Gap High School, my daughter Shasta was graduating," said Larry Spouse.

"An unknown white car was heading south bound on Route 42 towards Craigsville. The white car was in the oncoming lane and forced the Mustang off of the road," said Mark Brill, a Virginia State Police trooper.

That's when police say Larry Sprouse hit a tree on the passenger's side. C.D. Sprouse was sitting on that side of the car and investigators say he died of head injuries at the scene.

"I looked over and I knew that my son was not with us anymore," said Larry Sprouse, recalling what happened.

"I had my head down and my eyes closed and I remember hearing glass shattering, I remember hearing the screeching of tires," said Shasta Sprouse who was also in the car with C.D. and Larry.

Police say the white car drove away from the crash without stopping.

Two years later, the search is still on for the person who hit Larry Sprouse's red Mustang.

"There's got to be somebody that saw something that sticks out in their mind. They may not think that it has anything to do with this case and it has everything to do with it," said Larry Sprouse, who is desperate for answers.

Since the accident, C.D.'s mom purchased another Mustang to help her move on.

"It took me quite a while to get behind the wheel without thinking it was a mistake," said Regina Sprouse.

Shasta Sprouse is now an English education major at Eastern Mennonite University and she's still trying to get her life back together. She says C.D. Sprouse wouldn't want her to stop living her life.

"That would be killing not only C.D., but me too and I can't let that happen. I'm not going to stop my life," said Shasta Sprouse.

It has been two years since the crash and Virginia State Police have no leads or suspects in the case. Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this case to call 540-885-2142.

Three Brothers Arrested as Missing Women Found in Ohio

Reporter: National AP

 

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland's police chief says he thinks three women who went missing separately a decade ago were tied up in the house where they were found and had been there since they disappeared.

Police say three brothers have been arrested and one is from the home. They say the women were found Monday and one said she'd been kidnapped. Police have released no names and given no details about the men or the charges they might face.

The county prosecutor joined dozens of police officers and sheriff's deputies at the scene as they began searching the house late Monday.

Authorities say the women have been taken to a hospital to reunite with relatives and seem to be in good health.

Michelle Knight had been missing since 2002, Amanda Berry since 2003 and Gina DeJesus since 2004.

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