*Editor’s Note: I found out about this story while working out at the gym. Apparently, Erika Yancey went missing and the manager at her apartment community found a trail of blood. He/She notified the police. Upon further investigation, the police noticed that, b/c of the way the blood was dispursed in the area, it was a struggle. Shortly after, her car was found with a body inside. There is currently an autopsy being performed to confirm that it is indeed the body of Erika Yancey. Sadly, the article posted below is the only one that I was able to find regarding this case.
Her car is also missing. It’s a gray 2007 Hyundai Elantra, displaying Virginia tags KGZ4951.
Investigators launched their search after the property manager at the Camden Dulles Station apartments in the 2300 block of Dulles Station Boulevard called to report a possible blood trail leading from the parking lot to a dumpster.
Investigators say the discovery led detectives to determine that Yancey was missing.
“To detectives, it’s rather obvious there was some kind of struggle that took place between her car and the dumpster,” Fairfax County police Ofc. Don Gotthardt said. “That, combined with the fact that she’s now missing, as well as her car, is very troubling.”
The news has been unsettling to her neighbors.
“It’s petrifying and scary, very scary,” said Michelle Ross.
“It could me, it could be her, it could be any of us,” said Tootie Renfro.
Police described Yancey as a black female, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 125 pounds. She has short, dark hair, possibly with blonde highlights, police said. She might be wearing a navy blue and gray, American Eagle sweatshirt and gray JB sweatpants.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, online at http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187″ plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.