Virginia Beach Police announce internal investigation into handling of Marie Covington case

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach police announced an internal probe into the department's handling of a missing person case that soon became a ...

August 24, 2022
9:36 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach police announced an internal probe into the department's handling of a missing person case that soon became a murder investigation.In a statement released Tuesday, the department said it "has now opened an inquiry into the timeline of our initial response, reporting, and public notification" in the case of 40-year-old Marie D. Covington, who was found dead in Norfolk Saturday night.The statement also described the timeline of the missing person case. On the night of August 18, officers responded to a missing person call for Marie Covington, the statement said, adding that she was last seen in the car with Gary Morton on August 17.

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