Body found in Holston River identified as missing Southwest Virginia woman

Jennifer Rowe- Courtesy of the Washington County, Va. Sheriff's Office

WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – Investigators in Southwest Virginia released the identity of a woman whose body was found in the North Fork of the Holston River.

The body recovered is that of 46-year-old Jennifer Rowe, according to Washington County, VA sheriff Fred Newman.

Her body was found Sunday afternoon by kayakers, nearly one mile south of the U.S. Route 19 river bridge. Rowe was last seen walking back to her home on December 3.

An autopsy revealed Rowe died of drowning.

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