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2017-03-22 / News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS

BY RICH GRISET STAFF WRITER

Driver killed in crash on Hull Street Road

County police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred March 17 in the 600 block of Hull Street Road.

At about 9:30 a.m., a Ford Focus was traveling east on Hull Street Road when it crossed into the westbound travel lanes and struck a GMC Sierra that was waiting to make a left turn from Hull Street Road onto Chippenham Parkway.

The driver of the Focus, Barlette W. Bradby, 32, of the 5800 block of Orcutt Lane, was transported to Chippenham Hospital, where she later died. The driver of the Sierra was transported to Chippenham Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Man arrested, indicted for ‘no-body’ homicide

County police have arrested a man in connection with the disappearance and murder of 26-year-old Zulma L. Pabon.

Pabon was last seen alive on June 6, 2014. After more than two years of investigating what was initially a suspicious missing person case, investigators have concluded that Pabon is deceased. Pabon’s remains have not been recovered, and the case is now classified as a death investigation, specifically a no-body homicide.

On March 13, 2017, detectives presented the facts of the case to the Central Virginia Multi-Jurisdictional Grand Jury and obtained an indictment for first-degree murder for John E. Gibbs II, 39, of the 300 block of Arlington Street in Ashland.

Gibbs was arrested in Massanutten on March 24 with the assistance of the Massanutten Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

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