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UPDATE: Body Found in Bath County Identified as Harriet Cobb

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On Monday, Virginia State police confirmed that the body found in Bath County has been identified as missing James Madison University professor Harriet Cobb.

The Medical Examiner's office identified the body today. No foul play is suspected. Her relatives last saw the 62-year-old on March 9 in Rockingham. She was reported missing the following day.

Her car was found March 11 in the Mountain Grove area. Her body was found last Friday nearby.


State Police confirm they found a body during a search for a missing woman in Bath County.

Investigators have not identified the person and can't say if it's the woman they've been looking for.

We're told the medical examiner is on the way to scene.

As we've reported, State Police have been searching for 62-year-old Harriet C. Cobb, of Rockingham County. Investigators found Cobb's 2006 silver BMW 325i near Back Creek on Route 39, about 1/2 mile from Route 600, in the Mountain Grove area. Officers found no signs of foul play.

Troopers say Cobb was last seen be her family around 2:00 p.m. this past Saturday, March 9, in Rockingham County.