Authorities in Virginia staged a search effort for a woman reported missing Saturday after she was last seen leaving her Charlottesville home the previous evening.
Her body was reportedly found Monday night inside her home.
According to the New York Post, 31-year-old Molly Meghan Miller’s fiance, Anson Parker, claimed to have seen her leave the residence to take a walk Friday.
Police have released few details about the case, but Deputy Chief Gary Pleasants confirmed the agency employed bloodhounds in an attempt to locate the missing woman’s body prior to the discovery Monday evening.
As of Tuesday night, authorities had not provided additional information about the scope of the search effort or where Miller’s body was found inside the home. Her manner and cause of death were also not immediately released.
Authorities did advise locals that they did not believe there was a continued public threat related to the death.
As WVIR reported, Charlottesville Police Lt. Stephen Upman said an autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Miller’s body.
“Once that is completed, and additional follow up is finished, an update will be provided,” he said. “We currently do not have a time frame for this and appreciate everyone’s patience.”
There was no immediate indication regarding whether law enforcement was treating the death as a homicide.
A police statement indicated the agency will offer additional details of the case “when appropriate.”
The victim’s parents described Parker as “the love of Molly’s life,” thanking authorities and members of the public for their help.
[Featured image: Molly Meghan Miller and Anson Parker/Facebook]