University of Virginia Lecturer Is Missing After Car Wreck at Shenandoah National Park

Julia Christine Devlin
Shenandoah National Park Service
A University of Virginia economics professor goes missing after her car was wrecked in a park, according to park officials.
Julia Christine Devlin, 55, was last seen on security footage on July 14th when her white Lexus sedan pulled into Shenandoah National Park in Charlottesville. Park officials said their vehicle was found abandoned in the southern part of the park three days later, leading to an investigation.
The search is being led by the National Park Service with assistance from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
Julia Christine Devlin
Shenandoah National Park Service
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"Dog teams are also on site. Shenandoah National Park officials are urging the public to avoid the area. The park is not recruiting volunteers due to the ongoing investigation and search dog activity," a park statement said.
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Brian Coy, a UVA spokesman, told NBC subsidiary WVIR that the university hopes for their safe return and encourages anyone with information to contact the authorities immediately.
SNP specialist Claire Comer told the point of sale that although the search across the park has completed with no answers, they are still investigating what may have happened.
Anyone with information on Devlin's disappearance is urged to contact the ISB Tippline at 888-653-0009 or

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