No. 1: Unsolved shooting death of Winchester Star Reporter
Posted: December 31, 2012
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — Nearly six months have passed since The Winchester Star became the news, when reporter Sarah Greenhalgh was found shot to death in her burning Upperville cottage.
No arrests have been made in the case, but Lt. James N. Hartman of the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office assures the public that the investigation remains a top priority.
Though he did not return multiple calls for comment, he said last month that detectives have been examining and re-examining evidence.
In October, it was revealed that Greenhalgh, 48, died from a gunshot wound to her neck.
She was found dead July 9 in her home on Dunvegan Drive — a private lane off John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50).
The fire was quickly determined to be arson, but details surrounding the blaze have yet to be revealed, including how and when it started.
Her boyfriend at the time of her death, a Gainesville man, was briefly named a “person of interest” in the case.
The cottage where Greenhalgh was found dead was razed several months after her death.
Landlady Ann Macleod tore down the small, red cinderblock residence, stating previously that she didn’t believe too many people would want to rent the cottage after hearing its tragic story.
Anyone with information about Greenhalgh’s death is asked to call Detective Brandon Lillard of the Criminal Investigations Division at the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office at 540-422-8650 or Fauquier County Crime Solvers at 540-349-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.
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