SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says a missing Oviedo woman’s car was located Wednesday night, with unidentified human remains nearby.
Deputies announced their search for 37-year-old Julie Noppinger, last seen Feb. 26 in the area of Alafaya Trail driving a 2013 red Nissan Altima, over a week ago.
According to deputies, Noppinger’s car was found Wednesday in a parking lot on E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. The sheriff’s office said human remains were located nearby in a wooded area, but have not been identified at this time.
UPDATE: We are saddened to report that Julie Noppinger's car has been found in a parking lot on E Colonial Dr. in Orlando. Human remains were also located nearby but have not yet been positively identified. The investigation has been assumed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.— Seminole County S.O. (@SeminoleSO) March 23, 2022
New photos shared by the sheriff’s office Wednesday afternoon showed Noppinger at a Shell gas station near Walmart on 11250 E. Colonial Drive where she was last seen.
Investigators said the car had a Florida tag reading NPQA35.
Detectives said the case has now been taken over by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
No other information is available at this time. Check back here for updates.