View attachment 60805 Not sure if adding a photo is permissible or not. If not, someone please tell me or a Mod can delete it. I was looking through old pictures to give those not in VA a taste of the area, so I chose one with a more aerial view. I took this on 12 OCT 2012 in between C-ville and Waynesboro, about 15-17 miles West on I-64. The little glimpse of road in the bottom of the picture is actually Route 250, which runs through the Commonwealth. The leaves are pretty much the same right now as they are in the picture, but in about two more weeks this whole area will turn red/orange/yellow/fiery and the leaves will drop (it is STUNNING, btw). Some have said the leaves will be an issue, and you can see that is no understatement. Anyway, you'll note the mountains and very few farms in the valley. Also, this is fairly close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and I-81, providing endless routes to get lost and away from authorities or prying eyes. Also, someone asked so... although it would take some effort and a dedicated 4x4 to get to our property, it was walked and sadly (or not) just lots of deer tracks.
BBM. Absolutely gorgeous! drove from Richmond to Charlottesville this summer, and yes, it's a beautiful area. I'm sure autumn is going to be tremendous.
I don't see how you could search the area. As I stated before, a thorough search of my less than an acre suburban yard would be difficult to do thoroughly. It's taken a lot of time to find things that dropped into the ground covering, underbrush that we KNEW were there. To absolutely make sure something was NOT, that could possibly be there, I'd be hesitant to swear to it.
From what I've read, the farm where MH was found was considered very difficult to access. I wonder if LE or the owners searched it when MH disappeared.