Missing Virginia Girl, Grandmother Found Dead in Shenandoah National Park

A man suspected of abducting and killing them led police to their bodies

A man suspected of abducting a 12-year-old Virginia girl and her grandmother has led investigators to their bodies one month after they went missing, according to authorities.

Angie Caroline Rodriguez Rubio, 12, and her grandmother, Elizabeth Rodriguez Rubio, 48, were last seen on Aug. 5 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, authorities said. Police issued an Amber Alert for Angie and a critically missing adult alert for Elizabeth two days later.

Harrisonburg police found their bodies Wednesday in Shenandoah County and Shenandoah National Park.

Commonwealth's Attorney Marsha Garst said in a news release that the man accused of abducting them led detectives to the bodies as part of a plea agreement. Garst said Hareton Jaime Rodriguez Sariol has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, which carry a maximum of life in prison and no less than 20 years for each count.

Rodriguez-Sariol was apprehended in Pennsylvania in August.

He has "a known history of infatuation" with the grandmother, according to police.

All three were believed to be traveling in his vehicle, which was involved in a vehicle fire on Interstate 66 in Warren County. Rodriguez-Sariol was seen at the two-mile marker on I-66 where the fire happened before police apprehended him.


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On Aug. 11, Harrisonburg Police Lt. Pete Ritchie told News4 that police were still searching for Angie and Elizabeth and hoped to find them "alive and well."

"We're not changing our tune at all," Ritchie said. "We keep investigating, we keep following leads, and we're still looking for them."

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