FBI Employee’s death in Nantahala National Forest is considered suspicious, investigation launched into her death

The death of an FBI Employee woman whose body was found October 7 in a remote area of North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest is considered suspicious, according to the District Attorney. The deceased woman, identified as Kathleen Polce Miller, was found after a 911 caller reported a woman had fallen into the water and could not be removed. The Citizen Times reports that the emergency call to report the incident was garbled and hard to hear, and that the man making the call said there was no cell service where the incident happened near Big Santeetlah Road. 

First responders found the woman “unresponsive in a creek,” the forest service told the Citizen Times. The State Bureau of Investigation and the National Forest Service quickly became involved in the investigation into the woman’s death. The District Attorney has confirmed that the incident is being investigated from a “criminal standpoint” and that they are looking into possible suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. 

West Virginia’s fall trout stockings will run on schedule, despite hot, dry weather

Anglers will be able to cast their rods on schedule during this year’s fall trout stockings in West Virginia, which will take place October 21- October 28 despite prolonged periods of dry and hot weather over the summer. “We are hoping for more rain but fall trout stocking is still on,” said Division of Natural Resources Hatchery Program Manager Jim Hedrick. “The staff will do the best they can to pick areas where there is enough water to put out the trout for the benefit of fall anglers.”

Trout will be stocked in 26 streams and 11 lakes and ponds across West Virginia. Call the Fishing Hotline at 304-558-3399 or visit www.wvdnr.gov to find out which streams and lakes are stocked each day. 

Women’s marathon world record set at Chicago Marathon

The fastest women’s marathon time just keeps getting faster. Brigid Kosgei of Kenya set a new world record at the Chicago Marathon on October 13 when she crossed the finish line in an impressive 2:14:04, smashing the previous record of 2:15:25 held by Paula Radcliffe, set at the London Marathon in 2003. “It’s amazing for me,” Kosgei told Runners World. “I never believed that time. But I’ve seen 2:10 is possible for a lady to run if they are sure.”

Kosgei’s previous best marathon time was 2:18:20, which she clocked at the London Marathon back in April. She finished her record-breaking marathon a full seven minutes ahead of the second-place finisher.