SNP reports finding remains of person believed to be missing Fairfax man

The Shenandoah National Park (SNP) reports finding the remains of a person believed to be a missing Fairfax man.

The search for Mateo Cobo Zevallos in the SNP has been suspended after remains were found around 12:15 p.m. May 21.

The remains have been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Manassas for positive identification with the cause of death to be determined.

Preliminary identification indicates the remains are those of Zevallos who was reported missing on May 6.

Zevallos was last seen on May 5 as he was leaving his Oakton home on his way to George Mason University.

SNP Rangers, Virginia Department of Emergency Management and Search and Rescue teams launched the search after Zevallos’ car was found in the Overall Run Falls Trail parking area.

Trails were closed around Overall Run for search operations.

The remains were found just over a mile and a half away from where the car was parked.

The remains were found in a steep area that features several rock outcroppings.

All operations are back to a normal schedule in the SNP/Skyline Drive with all trails now back open.

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WCFR/SO rescue an injured hiker

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) report that with assistance form Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) they were able to rescue an injured hiker the evening of May 18.

The hiker sustained injuries after falling on the Appalachian Trail with the call being received by the emergency communications center at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The hiker was able to confirm the area in which the fall occurred but was not able to give an exact location.

Fortunately, the hiker happened to be in an area where cellphone service enabled authorities to track their phone and locate them.

Crews accessed the trail from the Remount Road Trail Head and located the hiker a mile and a half into the trail.

Rescue crews found that a closer access point was needed and utilized access through the Lake Front Royal Community and carried the injured person to an awaiting ambulance.

It took rescuers from WCFR and Sheriff’s Office Deputies about 20 minutes to extricate the patient from the trail.

Based on the severity of the injuries a medevac helicopter was requested from Leesburg’s AirCare unit which took the patient to a trauma center.

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NVDGTF make a significant drug arrest in Page County

On May 20 the Northwest Virginia Drug and Gang Task Force (NVDGTF) received information that a North Chesterfield man was bringing a schedule 1 2 drug into the Page County area.

Page County Sheriff’s Deputies and Luray Police Department report that they were able to intercept the man in the parking lot of the Tractor Supply Company on Route 211 West of Luray.

David Brandon Holloway was arrested with four ounces of Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of over $10,000.

The 33-year-old Holloway has been charged with possession of with the intent to distribute a schedule 1 2 controlled substance.

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News Maker Paul Frank on Rotary’s Healing Field of Honor

The third annual Healing Field of Honor begins Thursday May 25 at Handley High School.

We spoke with Winchester Rotary Club Member and Co-Lead of the project Paul Frank in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Paul explains how the event is designed to honor anyone who has influenced you with an American Flag to fly at Handley High School Field over the Memorial Day weekend.

He also explains that flags will be available on site throughout the weekend.

Paul also tells us that the flags are for the families to keep after Memorial Day Monday.

Click here for Paul’s news maker.

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