UPDATE (3:48 p.m. on Thursday, March 2): According to the National Park Service, Agnieszka Drelich-Smith is believed to have committed suicide.
They say they think she parked her car on the New River Bridge and jumped.
Her body traveled more than 100 miles from the New River Gorge to Leon, West Virginia. They believe that the high waters we’ve experienced in the region over the past few months contributed to her body being found so far away.
If you or anyone you know needs help, please call 988 or visit the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website.
MASON COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—A woman whose body was found in Mason County has been identified.
According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Agnieszka Drelich-Smith, of Beverly Hills, California, was found dead at the Leon Boat Landing on Feb. 22.
They say that she was visiting family in West Virginia when she went missing on Dec. 12, 2022, in the New River Gorge area. The National Park Service had been searching for her since she disappeared in the area.
When Drelich-Smith’s body was found, Mason County Sheriff Corey Miller said that she did not match any missing persons descriptions in the county.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office said it would like to extend its “heartfelt condolences” to the family.