Missing woman’s car discovered in Louisa

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

The 2010 burgundy Subaru Forester vehicle belonging to Janet Fields was found in Louisa County at the Zion Crossroads Park and Ride. Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office Lt. David Wells is asking anyone who saw the vehicle being parked there on Wednesday, July 2 to contact the department. Photo courtesy of Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office.

The 2010 burgundy Subaru Forester vehicle belonging to Janet Fields was found in Louisa County at the Zion Crossroads Park and Ride. Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office Lt. David Wells is asking anyone who saw the vehicle being parked there on Wednesday, July 2 to contact the department. Photo courtesy of Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office.

The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office is hoping that someone saw the 2010 burgundy Subaru Forester being parked at the Zion Crossroads Park and Ride on Route 15 on Friday, July 4.

The vehicle belongs to the missing 49-year-old Scottsville woman, Janet Renee Fields,  who was reported missing on Thursday, July 3 by her husband Lewis.

“Any information as to when the car arrived at the park and ride is critical in establishing a time line in this case,” Lt. David R. Wells of FCSO said.

Law enforcement is still baffled over Field’s disappearance and continues to ask the public for assistance.

Fields was last seen by her husband at home the day before and, according to Wells, there were no bags packed. On the afternoon of July 2, Fields left her home and Wells said her husband did not know where she was going. Attempts were made to speak with Fields’ husband, but there was no response before press time.

Captain Jack Poindexter of the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office said the department assisted FCSO early in the investigation at the park and ride area, which is located in Louisa County.

“We went out that day after  Fluvanna came into our county and found the vehicle and towed it away,” Lt. Jeff Sims, of LCSO said. “A couple of detectives searched the park and ride area where the vehicle was found and we offered our assistance with some polygraphs and other stuff.”

LCSO Sgt. Scott Renalds confirmed the department’s initial assistance and offers of continued assistance.

“It’s their case and we can’t really comment on their case,” Renalds said. “It would be totally inappropriate for us to comment on how we have assisted and we have continually offered our assistance in this case in any way we can help.”

Help Save the Next Girl, a non-profit organization, established in 2011 by the parents of Morgan Harrington, whose body was found in a field months after she disappeared from a Metalica concert in Charlottesville, has also stepped up to offer assistance to FCSO. The group will have a booth at the Albemarle County Fair and hand out flyers with general information and pictures of Fields.

 To read the entire story, see the July 24 edition of The Central Virginian.

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