A body found Monday in Alleghany County is that of a missing woman. Sheriff Kevin Hall says Ashley Rodriguez's identity was confirmed through dental records.

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We're learning new details about the area where a woman's body was discovered in Alleghany County. Here is the latest information from the  Alleghany County Sheriff's Office.

On May 13, 2013, Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office received a call to perform a well being check on Ashley Rodriguez, who hadn’t been seen since the late evening hours of May 12, 2013.  Deputies initiated a search for Mrs. Rodriguez, who had not shown up for work.

Later in the morning, information was received that led investigators to Alleghany Memorial Park, a cemetery on Winterberry Avenue in Alleghany County.  Crime Scene investigators began processing the scene and discovered the remains of a white female.

Forensic Investigators from the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office, State Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries processed the crime scene. Alleghany County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ed Stein and officers with Covington Division of Police also assisted.

The remains were located in a remote area of the cemetery only accessible to employees and staff.  No burial grounds were disturbed during the investigation.

The remains have been sent to the Medical Examiners office in Roanoke for an autopsy and positive identification.

A warrant has been issued for: Rodriguez, Adan Quiroz (AKA: Rodriguez, Manuel) 10/05/1983 of Dairy St. Covington, VA. 5’7” 148 Brown Eyes, Black Hair

He was last seen May 13, 2013, at 1:00pm driving a 2001 Green and Tan 2 tone Ford pickup truck bearing Virginia Registration XPM-2403

The U.S. Marshall’s office is assisting with attempting to locate Mr. Rodriguez, who is considered a fugitive.

The administrators at Alleghany Memorial Park have been extremely cooperative in assisting the investigation.

Suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

Persons with any information should contact the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office at 540-965-1770 or Lt. Richard Fridley at 540-960-0340, or the Crime Line 540-969-4166.


We're learning new details about the discovery of a woman's body in a shallow grave in Alleghany County.   

Alleghany County Sheriff Kevin Hall says the woman might be a missing mother, Ashley Rodriguez.

Investigators have issued a warrant for first-degree murder for the woman’s husband, Aidan Rodriguez.  He also is known as Manuel Rodriguez. Rodriguez, 29, is 5-feet-7 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. Click here to see a picture of him.

Investigators are also looking for his truck, a 2001 Ford F-150. The truck has a Virginia license plate, number “XPM 2403.” Click here to see a picture of the truck.

Rodriguez should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Rodriguez’s whereabouts is asked to call the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office at 540-965-1771.


Investigators in Alleghany County are looking for the husband of a missing mother from Covington. Rosendo "Manuel" Rodriguez. A warrant is out for his arrest after his wife, Ashley Kimberlin Rodriguez, didn't show up for work. Those who know her haven't seen her since this morning.

Late Tuesday night, deputies found a woman's body with a gunshot wound to the face at Memorial Park cemetery in Covington, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation. The body is with the medical examiner for positive identification.

Rodriguez' children are safe and with other family members, the official says.