About a month and a half has gone by since Winchester Star reporter, Sarah Greenhalgh, was found dead in her burning home. Investigators continue to be tight lipped about her death.
Greenhalgh spent her last days working at the Winchester Star. Her job was to ask question. There are still many that remain unanswered about why she died and how.
The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office hasn't released a single name in connection with Greenhalgh's murder. Despite that, Lt. James Hartman with the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office says the investigation is still moving forward and wants to assure people it hasn't hit a road block.
"I would describe it as somewhat of a CSI effect in the minds of the general public in that this isn't an hour long TV show at 8 o'clock at night. It takes many weeks to perform the different scientific analysis and tests that we're asking for. It's not unusual for lab analysis to take several weeks," said Hartman.
They're still waiting to get the toxicology reports back to find out what was in her system, if anything, when she died. They're also waiting to get back the final autopsy to find out exactly what killed her. Hartman says those can take anywhere from six to eight weeks. It has been seven weeks now.
One of the big questions with this murder case: Was her death tied to a story she was working on? Investigators say, that they don't think so. They're focusing on other parts of her life now.
Greenhalgh covered stories in Frederick County for the Winchester Star. She also did freelance work for The Chronicle of the Horse.
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