Becky Williams, Bridgett Clark
Photos: BVPD

UPDATE:  The State Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that two women found in a submerged car in Smith Mountain Like died from drowning, and the deaths have been ruled accidental. The bodies of Bridgett Clark and Becky Williams were discovered last weekend, about one week after they disappeared.

PREVIOUS: The bodies of two women found inside a submerged car over the weekend in Smith Mountain Lake have been positively identified as the two women who disappeared from the Buena Vista area a week earlier. At last report, there is no word yet on the cause of death for 42-year-old Bridgett Clark and 40-year-old Becky Williams.

PREVIOUS NEWS RELEASE: At approximately 8:30pm Saturday, a vehicle was recovered from Smith Mountain Lake in the area of the 5000 block of Webster Road in Glade Hill, Virginia. The vehicle recovered matches the vehicle description from a missing persons case out of Rockbridge County and Buena Vista. Two bodies have been found inside of the vehicle and will be sent to the medical examiner for further evaluation. This investigation is ongoing at this time.

PREVIOUS NEWS RELEASE: BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Buena Vista Police Department is asking for help finding two missing women who may now be somewhere in Franklin County.

Jacquelyn “Bridgett” Clark, 42, and Mary “Becky” Williams, 40, were last seen on April 18 in Buena Vista, shortly before midnight.

Police believe the two left Buena Vista to to go the Smith Mountain Lake area in Franklin County in Williams’ dark blue 2013 Ford Explorer bearing VA Tag VKG-4414.

The last known contact with either Williams or Clark was on Sunday at 2:30 a.m.

Anyone with any information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact the Buena Vista Police Department at 540-261-6171, the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office at 540-463-7328 or the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 540-483-3000.