Trailing a killer aided by more than a half-day’s head start, authorities Thursday tracked down an abandoned car in Waynesboro belonging to an elderly woman found stabbed to death in her home.|
But the mystery remained over the slaying of Opal Page, 73, discovered Wednesday evening in a pool of blood inside her modest, single-story white house in the 7200 block of Rockfish Valley Highway.
The retired elementary school teacher’s aide tried to fight off her attacker after someone broke through a back door to get inside, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said.
The driver behind the wheel of her dark-green 1998 Chevrolet Malibu got a 15-hour jump on authorities, who searched by helicopter in a 10-mile radius of Page’s home Thursday afternoon and plugged her license plate number and vehicle description into a stolen-car database.
But the car was just one county away. A Waynesboro woman who had seen a report about the killing and the car on the television news called Waynesboro police just after 5 p.m. saying Page’s Malibu was parked in the 1000 block of B Street.
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