Woman found dead in ditch along Stafford County road

The sheriff’s office is investigating after a woman was found dead in a ditch along a Stafford, Virginia, road over the weekend.

Ashley Nicole Childs, 28, of Stafford County, Virginia, was found dead around 5:50 a.m. Sunday in the ditch line on Whispering Pines Lane, in the area of Shelton Shop Road, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Deputies did not observe any obvious signs of trauma on her body, the sheriff’s office said.

The cause of her death is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this case can call Detective Massine at (540) 658-4400.

Below is a map of the area where Childs’ body was found.

Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

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