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Once missing Longwood student AJ Hadsell died of Acute Heroin Poisoning

Posted at 7:39 PM, Jun 26, 2015

NORFOLK, Va. -- Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell, the Norfolk teenager and Longwood University student whose remains where found behind a vacant home in Southampton County last April, died of Acute Heroin Poisoning, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Her manner of death was undetermined, according to a report by WTKR.

Hadsell disappeared from her home in the Tarrallton area of Norfolk on March 2 while she was home for Spring Break from Longwood University. The FBI, Virginia State Police and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management all assisted Norfolk police with the investigation into her disappearance.

Angelica AJ Hadsell

Shortly after she was reported missing, Norfolk police officials said they did not believe foul play was involved in her disappearance. Shortly there after, her adoptive father, Wesley Hadsell, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, obstruction of justice and weapons charges in relation to an incident that occurred in the days following AJ’s disappearance.

Wesley Hadsell, who is being held in the Norfolk City Jail, has maintained that he has nothing to do with his daughter’s disappearance.

In several interviews with television stations and on an Internet podcast, Wesley Hadsell spoke of AJ in the past tense, even though no one at the time knew she was dead. Several law enforcement sources told NewsChannel 3 investigators have noted the numerous times Wesley Hadsell spoke of his daughter that way and said it could be a revealing clue.