Winchester Star Reporter, Sarah Greenhalgh's Death Investigated

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Video: Va. Reporter's Death Investigation Continues

A posting on Facebook, Sarah Greenhalgh wrote the night before police say she was murdered helped lead police to the apartment.

GAINESVILLE, Va. (WUSA) -- Thursday evening, we have new information from the search of this apartment in Gainesville reveals police seized a white t-shirt, a Blackberry cell phone, and some shredder waste. 

A posting on Facebook, Sarah Greenhalgh wrote the night before police say she was murdered helped lead police to the apartment. Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Fisher says that posting was "one of many factors" that led to the search. 

The 48-year-old was found dead in the burning remains of her rented home in Fauquier County's Upperville, just west of Middleburg. Greenhalgh was a popular reporter and photographer in Virginia's Equestrian community. 

She had been working as a news reporter for the Winchester Star who previously worked at the Fauquier-Times Democrat where she won a statewide award for her coverage of 9-11. 

Greenhalgh was singled and lived alone. The posting she wrote Sunday night on her Facebook page mentioned looking forward to sleeping with the windows wide open if only a certain person would leave her alone.
Fisher is not revealing the cause of Greenhalgh's death because making the information public, he says, may compromise the investigation.

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