14-year-old boy charged with murder in Highland County

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HIGHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) Virginia State Police say a 14-year-old boy has been charged with first degree murder in Highland County.

He is accused of having a role in the fatal shooting of Ruth A. Knave, 76, a Maryland woman in the county on September 17th.

On September 17th, Highland County deputies responded to a residence to conduct a welfare check. There, they found Knave's body. Her car was missing and further investigation led them to find the car at Richmond International Airport. The juvenile was then taken into custody.

The 14-year-old has been held in a juvenile facility on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle since Richmond Airport Police took him into custody at the airport.

He is also being charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and two counts of theft of a credit card.

The teen's name has not been released.

Officials are still investigating the fatal shooting.