According to Sheriff Todd E. Godwin at approximately 7:15 AM on October 25, 2019 the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an abandoned vehicle located near the pond in Virginia Landing, Quinby, Virginia. Upon further investigation, the body of a deceased female was found near the vehicle.

The body has been transported to the medical examiner’s office in Norfolk. An investigation into this incident is ongoing.

On October 28, 2019 the body of the deceased was identified as Patsy Ellen Kitabayashi, 66, of Quinby, Virginia. The cause of death has been ruled accidental.

The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Virginia State Police, Painter Fire Company, and the Wachapreague Volunteer Fire Company.

Anyone with information on this or any other incident is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at (757) 787-1131 or (757) 824-5666 or tips may be submitted through our website at