Police: Please Respect the Privacy of the "Woman in Black"

- FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. - The Winchester Police Department is asking for the public to respect the privacy of the person who has been dubbed the “Woman in Black.”

Police said around 9 p.m. Tuesday, they were called to the 2400 block of Valley Avenue for crowd control. 

About 50 people gathered near a bank in this area to see the “Woman in Black.” For her safety and the safety of others, officers took her to an undisclosed location and provided her with food and shelter. 

Officers spoke with the woman who said she is from Winchester and intends on staying in the area. 

The Winchester Police Department wants local residents to know that she will be part of the community and to respect her privacy if you see her in the area. She has expressed to officers that she wants to be left alone and is asking that the public respect her wishes.

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