UPDATE: Dead Woman Identified

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By Linda Cicoira — The woman who was found dead near Quinby last week has been identified, Sheriff Todd Godwin announced Tuesday afternoon. The cause of her death was ruled accidental.

The body of Patsy Ellen Kitabayashi, 66, of Quinby, was taken Monday to the Norfolk medical examiner’s office Monday, where an autopsy was performed.

Godwin said his office received a report of an abandoned vehicle near the pond at Virginia Landing at about 7:15 a.m. Oct. 25. “Upon further investigation, the body of a deceased female was found near the vehicle,” the sheriff stated. “An investigation into this incident is ongoing.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-5666. Tips may be also be submitted through the sheriff’s website at www.accomackcountysheriffsoffice.org