Search for missing firefighter suspended after body found

Nicole Mittendorff

SHENANDOAH, Va. (AP) – The National Park Service says female remains were found in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia during the search for a paramedic-firefighter who disappeared a week ago.

The Park Service said on its Facebook page that the remains were found about 2 p.m. Thursday during a search for 31-year-old Nicole Mittendorff of Woodbridge, Virginia. The agency said the remains were found in a remote location more than a mile from the Whiteoak Canyon parking area and about 330 yards from the trail in treacherous rocky terrain.

Mittendorff was reported missing April 15. Her car was found Saturday in the parking area.

The ground search was being conducted by the National Park Service and Virginia State Police. It was called off after the remains were found.

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