Woman’s body found in Loudoun Co., believed to be missing paddle boarder

The body of a woman was recovered from the Beaverdam Reservoir in Ashburn, Virginia, on Sunday, and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said it believes it to be a paddle boarder who went missing in the area a few days earlier.

A 38-year-old Fairfax County woman set out on a paddle board on the reservoir by herself on Oct. 15 and was not seen again.

The sheriff’s office said it worked with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and helicopter and K9 teams from the Fairfax County Police Department to search for the missing paddle boarder.

The sheriff’s office said it is not identifying the woman at this time.

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Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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