Blake Ford vehicle recovered by police

Published 12:12 pm Friday, October 23, 2015

One of the two vehicles stolen last month from Blake Ford in Franklin was recovered on Wednesday afternoon at the property on which the body of a missing Norfolk teen was discovered earlier this year. Franklin Police Department spokesman Capt. Tim Whitt said a local television station was filming a follow-up story on the disappearance and subsequent discovery of Anjelica “A.J.” Hadsell at 34160 Smith’s Ferry Road when they found the abandoned 2014 White Ford Expedition behind the uninhabited home.

“We received a call from [the] Southampton [County Sheriff’s Office] advising that a vehicle that was reported stolen from our city had been located in Southampton County,” Whitt said. “The vehicle still had the dealer tags, but no keys were located in the vehicle.”

Police and sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene, and contacted Jack Jr. Towing to bring the vehicle back to police headquarters for processing.

Whitt said that no arrest has been made and that the matter is still under investigation. Major Gene H. Drewery, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, added that the two aforementioned incidents have no connection.