VA - Courtney Servais, 30, Halifax County, 19 Dec 2008

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  1. shannon2008

    shannon2008 New Member

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    Source: http://www.wsls.com/sls/news/local/southside/article/halifax_county_woman_missing/23515

    Halifax County woman missing


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    WSLS News Staff
    news@wsls.com
    Published: December 22, 2008

    Halifax County and Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a missing, and possibly endangered woman.

    Deputies say Courtney Servais was last seen on Friday, December 19th.

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    Courtney Servais
    Photo courtesy: Halifax Co. Sheriff’s Office

    Halifax Co. deputies called the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office last Friday, to ask for a well-being check on Servais, at an address in Halifax County. Pittsylvania County deputies could not find Servais.

    Officers are searching for a white 1999 Honda Civic 4-door, with Virginia license plate XTY-6020.

    Investigators say the car is missing its front bumper.
    Servais was last seen near Ingram and Birchland Park (Halifax Co. and Pittsylvania Co. areas). Deputies say she was seen with Dennis Daniel. Officers say Daniel is a person of interest in the case.

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    Dennis Daniel
    Photo courtesy: Halifax Co. Sheriff’s Office

    Deputies describe Servais as 5 ft. 6 in. tall, 150 lbs., with green eyes, and shoulder length hair that was recently died black. Servais was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black sweater with a maroon stripe, black slacks, and black boots with a heel.

    If you’ve seen Servais or the car, call (434) 476-3334 for the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, and ask for Investigator Jimmy Clay.

    In Pittsylvania County, call (434) 432-7931, and ask for Captain Thomas Coleman or Lieutenant Colonel Ronnie Simpson.
     
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    Person of interest found in Halifax County missing woman case

    Danville Register & Bee
    Published: December 23, 2008


    The man sought as a “person of interest” in the disappearance of Courtney Servais is now in police custody on charges unrelated to the disappearance.

    Police officials are asking anyone who saw Dennis Daniel between 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, and 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, to call the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 476-3334 or the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 432-7931.

    Servais’ 1999 Honda Civic has been located in Pittsylvania County, but she was not with the vehicle. Officials ask that anyone who can give information on Servais’ whereabouts now or during the same time frame to contact either sheriff’s office.

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    This does not look good. :(

    Source:http://www.wsls.com/sls/news/local/...d_in_halifax_county_missing_woman_case/23592/
     
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    Body found in Pittsylvania Co.

    Danville Register & Bee Staff
    Published: December 24, 2008


    Authorities searching for a missing Halifax County woman found a body of what is believed to be a white woman Wednesday morning in Pittsylvania County, according to a news release from Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor.

    Courtney Servais, 30, was reported missing Friday night by family members.

    The body was found in a remote wooded area near the 17000 block of the Old Richmond Road or U.S. 360, Taylor said.

    The location itself is about 150 yards off of Old Richmond Road and approximately 2 miles from the Pittsylvania County and Halifax County boundary line, he said.

    It was a canine from the DOGS-East search and rescue group based out of Northern Virginia that located the body, the sheriff said.

    A positive identification of the deceased is pending from the medical examiner’s office, he said.

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    Other background information:

    Dennis Daniel, who authorities have said is a “person of interest” in the disappearance, is being held without bond on charges unrelated to the disappearance.
    Authorities are asking anyone who saw Daniel between 9 a.m. Friday and 10 p.m. Saturday to call the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office or the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

    Servais was last seen near Ingram and Birchland Park with Daniel. Her 1999 Honda Civic has been located in Pittsylvania County, but she was not with the vehicle, authorities said.

    Deputies describe Servais as 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, with green eyes and shoulder-length hair that was recently died black.


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    Husband Says Body is Missing Wife

    Pittsylvania Co., VA - It's the news family and friends were holding out hope they'd never hear. Courtney Servais has been found dead in Pittsylvania County. Deputies found Servais's body Wednesday morning. She was hidden beneath boards and debris in Pittsylvania County.


    Her body was in the area known as Red Oak Hollow off Route 360 in a remote, wooded area. Servais's husband Steven, got the news around noon. He's the one who confirmed her death for us. Officials aren't yet saying for sure it's Courtney. She was reported missing Friday night. Steven says he saw her that morning sleeping in bed and it was very unlike her to not be at home by the time he got off work.


    Investigators from Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties, along with State Police, had been searching for her for about five days before calling in cadaver dogs to assist. It was one of those dogs, that discovered the body Christmas Eve morning.


    Her husband, who was too distraught to talk on camera, says he has no idea how he's going to break the news to his three young children, especially with it being Christmas Thursday.


    The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has a person of interest in the case. They are holding Dennis Daniel without bond on unrelated charges. Daniel was the last person seen with Servais before she went missing. Pittsylvania County officials will wait to hear from the medical examiner before officially releasing the identity of the body.

    Source: http://www.wset.com/news/stories/1208/580352.html
     
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    Body found identified as missing Halifax County woman

    WSLS News Staff
    news@wsls.com
    Published: December 29, 2008

    The search for a missing Halifax County woman ends in heartache.
    The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office says a woman’s body found last Wednesday (Dec. 24th), is Courtney Servais. Deputies tell us the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke made the positive identification Monday afternoon.

    More here:
    http://www.wsls.com/sls/news/local/...tified_as_missing_halifax_county_woman/23818/
     
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    New Information In Woman’s Murder
    posted 2:44 pm Mon January 05, 2009 - Halifax, VA
    reporter: Sarah Bloom posted by: Webteam
    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0109/582572.html


    The man charged with the death of Southside woman was in Pittsylvania County court Monday morning for arraignment. Dennis Lee Daniel, Sr. was charged with trespassing, burglary and first degree murder of Courtney Servais.

    Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom, but we did get a hold of several arrest warrants from the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department and State Police. They shed light on what may have happened.


    According to a statement by Trooper Keith Isom, a trailer was broken into and Servais' car was stolen by a man and woman on December 19th. That's the last day Servais was seen alive. Later, a man called investigators and told them that his father, Dennis Daniel, broke into the trailer park.

    Captain George Coleman reveals that Dennis Daniel was overheard in jail "making statements he was going to kill Courtney Servais." That was just before the day she went missing.
    The warrant goes on to state, "On December 19th, 2008, Dennis Daniel and Courtney Servais were seen together and Courtney Servais had blood on her face and mouth area. Daniel was seen with a lot of blood on his hands and clothing."

    A few days later, the warrant says Daniel made a statement to a witness that he had killed her.

    Then on Christmas Eve, Servais' body was discovered, near where Dennis Daniel had been staying on the Pittsylvania-Halifax County line.
    No court date has been set.

    We're told Daniel chose representation by a court appointed attorney.
    We'll bring you the latest on ABC 13 News at 6:00.


    (Just wanted to add this is NOT my bold)
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From November 2009:

    http://www.wsls.com/story/20836100/dennis-lee-daniel-sentenced-to-life-in-courtney-servais-murder

     

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