After a four-month investigation, authorities say they have found the body of a 5-year-old girl who was found on a rural road in Virginia.
The body was found by her father, who was returning home from a nearby park on Tuesday morning, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said.
The sheriff’s office said a family member found the girl’s body when he returned home from the park.
Sheriff David Moore said he had “no reason to suspect foul play” in the death of the girl.
Officials said they did not know whether the body was in the park where the girl was found.
The Loudoun sheriff’s department said in a news release that the family was notified of the death Tuesday night, but declined to identify the girl or provide a motive for her death.
The county had released little information about the investigation.
The case has prompted social media outcry, including from many Virginia politicians who criticized the state for not taking more aggressive action to track down the driver.
The Loudoun-Georgetown Regional Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the Loudon City Council’s recent debate on the issue, called for the death penalty for the driver, who has not been identified.