Report: Missing Va. firefighter-paramedic took her own life

A medical examiner ruled Nicole Mittendorff's death a suicide


The Associated Press

MANASSAS, Va. — A medical examiner says a firefighter whose disappearance prompted a dayslong search in a Virginia national park took her own life.

Nancy Bull, administrator of the northern Virginia office of the state medical examiner, said Friday that 31-year-old Nicole Mittendorff of Woodbridge killed herself. The office released no other details.

Nicole Mittendorff (Courtesy Image)
Nicole Mittendorff (Courtesy Image)

Searchers had been looking for Mittendorff in Shenandoah National Park since her car was found Saturday in a parking lot at Shenandoah National Park. She was last seen by her family April 13.

Mittendorff's remains were discovered in the park Thursday, more than a mile from where her car was found. A suicide note was also found in her vehicle.

She worked as a paramedic and firefighter with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press

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