Remains Found in King George Connected with Westmoreland Car Arson

Megan Metzger’s body has been found according to Jon Burkett of WTVR-Richmond channel 6.

At this point, there are two suspects in custody. One, Juan Benavidez, 19, who was arrested for felony arson of a car owned by Metzger. The other has remained unnamed but has been detained as a person of interest in the disappearance of Metzger.

The car was found, on fire, in Leedstown near Twiford Road. Police searched the area for hours for Benavidez with no luck until a farm worker reported he had seen Benavidez in his underwear touch an electric fence.

Early Friday morning Benavidez was arrested.

On Saturday human remains were found in two areas of King George County near Fairview Beach. One location was a Mobile Home Park on Botts Ave, the other the driveway of a home on Cottage Road.

The Virginia State Police have only confirmed that remains have been found and transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond. Crime Insider from WTVR-Richmond reported that the body was presumed, by inside information, to by that of Metzger.

Metzger, 19, went missing on the 17th from Pamplin. She had been living a transient life moving from one area to another prior to her disappearance.

Benavidez was acquainted with Metzger. He is currently in the Northern Neck Regional Jail being held without bond.

If you saw the white 2004 Mazda four-door compact sedan in Westmoreland, King George or Spotsylvania please call contact Westmoreland County Detective Jones at 804-493-8066.

If you have any information on Metzger or Benavidez or anyone else involved in her disappearance contact Virginia State Police at 804-553-3445 or send an email to questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

Fourth of July 2018

Colonial Beach was rocking on the Fourth of July. With thousands and thousands of visitors the town held an amazing fireworks display.

More pictures to come, but here is a glance at the town and the fireworks from 2018.

 

Planning Commission

Thursday at 5:30 PM at the Town Center on Washington Avenue next to the library the Colonial Beach Planning Commission will hold their meeting for June.