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Four charged in Metzger’s death

Remains found in King George County in connection with the case of missing Pamplin woman Megan L. Metzger, 19, were identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond to belong to Metzger.

Four individuals in connection with Metzger’s death were charged with counts of accessory to murder.

Virginia State Police (VSP) reports that the remains were found July 21 at locations in the Fairview Beach community of King George County.

“During the course of the homicide investigation into Metzger’s disappearance and death, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Culpeper Field Office obtained arrest warrants for the following individuals: Keelyn R. Codynah, 23, of Spotsylvania, Virginia.; Robert P. Keating, 25, of Spotsylvania, Virginia.; and David W. Newton, 20, of Fredericksburg, Virginia,” the release from VSP issued Friday cited. “Each was charged with one count of accessory to murder. All three are still being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.”

Virginia State Police reported in an earlier news release that it issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert July 19 for Metzger.

She was last seen Tuesday, July 17.

“State police this week also obtained a warrant of one count of accessory to murder for Juan Benavidez III, 19, of King George, Virginia., in connection with Metzger’s homicide,” the release cited. “Benavidez is still being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail.”

VSP cited that the investigation remains ongoing at this time.