Crimes Cold Case
On Sunday, August 14, 2005, at approximately 6:09 a.m. Virginia Beach Police, Fire, and Rescue were dispatched to the 3400 block of Newcastle Road, in the Kings Grant neighborhood, where a citizen had located a white female lying under a tree near a pink and black bicycle, close to the traffic circle. A citizen reported that the female, who was later identified as Mary Rachel Carson, was bleeding from her head and he attempted to provide assistance to her. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Further investigation revealed that Mary Rachel Carson was the victim of a homicide.
Mary Rachel Carson, also known as Shellie, 18, of the 900 block of Queen Elizabeth Drive, Virginia Beach, was murdered between 4 AM and 6 AM. She was last seen at the Kings Grant 7-11 and was wearing a yellow shirt, dark pants, and black Nike tennis shoes with a light blue swish.