RIP Robert Kovack

DNA tests on human remains found near the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia confirmed that the remains belonged to Robert Leroy Kovack (24). Robert Kovack went missing on September 19, 1998. Kovack had started his second year in the graduate architecture program at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He was leaving Blacksburg on Friday evening to go home […]

What happened to Woodrow Rae Harr?

What happened to Woodrow Rae Harr? That’s what his best friends from high school would like to know. On February 25, 1982, Woodrow “Woody” Rae Harr (April 7, 1964 – February 25, 1982) was found dead in a shallow pond near Newport News, Virginia. He was just 17 years old. I have tried to find […]

Are you a blogger?

Are you a blogger? Do you like to read blogs? If so, get excited: the first ever NRV Bloggers Convention is in the making! Creative brain: Alice de Sturler, true crime blogger and owner of Defrosting Cold Cases Partner: Lisa Bleakley, the ‎Executive Director of Tourism at Montgomery County/Christiansburg/Blacksburg, VA Are you a local blogger […]

Hagy pleads no contest, sentenced to life

William R. Hagy Jr., convicted of first-degree murder for strangling a Roanoke woman in 1984, pleaded no contest today to the 1985 murder of another woman in her Old Southwest home and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Hagy, 49, was sentenced to two concurrent life terms by Roanoke Circuit Judge William Broadhurst. Under a plea […]

Update Hagy trial

William Ray Hagy Jr., who was convicted this week of one 1980s murder and is accused of another, is to plead no contest Friday to resolve the remaining charges against him, said his attorney, Gary Lumsden. Hagy, 49, also is to be sentenced Friday, the Roanoke Circuit Court Clerk’s office confirmed. Hagy, who was convicted […]

Hagy, presenting no defense, guilty of 1984 slaying

William Ray Hagy Jr. on Tuesday denied killing a Roanoke woman in 1984, speaking not from the witness stand in his murder trial but in a 2-year-old recorded interview played by prosecutors. “I have a feeling you’re going to charge me with this,” Hagy said in the conversation with the Roanoke police detective who reopened […]