Search suspended after remains found, believed to be missing Fairfax County firefighter

Posted at 8:17 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 20:17:13-04

LURAY, Va. – The search has been suspended for a missing Fairfax County firefighter after a body was found in Shenandoah National Park.

According to, the remains were found at around 2 p.m. at White Oak Canyon Trail. That’s where Nicole Mittendorff’s 2009 Mini Cooper was found on April 16.

She last contacted her family on April 13. She was then reported missing to Virginia State Police on Friday, April 15.

The 31-year-old firefighter called in sick before she went missing.

The identity of the person has not been confirmed.

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