The Loudoun County Sheriff's Department announced Dec. 4 that its Cold Case Unit is reopening the investigation of a 1987 murder.

Pennsylvania resident Charlotte Powell, 27 years old at the time of the incident, was last seen by her family in July of 1987. On Dec. 8, 1987, her skeletal remains were found in the woods near the gas and power lines off of Shreve Mill Road, just outside of Leesburg. Police believe she was raped and murdered.

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