Fluvanna Sheriff’s Office Releases Two Cold Cases in New State Database – Fluvanna Review

Press release

Earlier this year, the Virginia State Police launched a website to display the new Cold Case Database in response to legislation previously introduced in the General Assembly. Cold cases include homicide investigations and cases of missing or unidentified persons that remain unsolved for at least five years. After working with the website administrators, the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office was able to upload and post two cases from Fluvanna County that meet the definition.

The Sheriff’s Office believes the recent release of this information has the potential to generate leads and productive discussions within our community. Investigators and families connected to these cases are asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office directly or submit information through the respective Case Advice Submission button on the Advice Database website. cold cases located on the website below. https://coldcase.vsp.virginia.gov/fluvanna-sheriffs-office/.

Two Fluvanna Cold Cases

Robert Lee Hourihan has been missing for ten years. Photo courtesy of the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office

Robert Lee Hourihan was last seen on April 8, 2011 at the EW Thomas grocery store in Palmyra, Virginia. He wore blue work pants, a gray work shirt, and brown boots. It was originally believed that Hourihan left his residence to go to work in Richmond, Virginia around 7:40 a.m. on the morning of the 8th. He drove away in a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier displaying a Virginia “TARAMAE” vanity plate . The vehicle also had a Winnie the Pooh decal on the rear window. It was later determined that he should meet an acquaintance in Palmyra instead. It was reported that he never made it to this meeting. On May 28, 2011, the vehicle was located abandoned in the parking lot of a Target store in La Plata, Maryland.

Champ Renee. Photo courtesy of the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office

Janet Renee Field was last seen on July 2, 2014 at her residence near Scottsville, Va. in Fluvanna County. Her car was found in the Park-and-Ride commuter parking lot at Zion Crossroads off I-64 in Louisa County on July 4, 2014. Her purse, vehicle keys and cell phone were still in the vehicle. His Virginia driver’s license, cash and credit cards were missing. She is known by her middle name, Renee. She has ties to Short Pump, Richmond and Lexington, Virginia. She is known to frequent herbal/garden stores, health food stores, and holistic healing centers.