On Wednesday, May 15, 1986 at 6:30 am, Roberta Walls’ body was found in the field behind Old Donation Elementary School located in the 1000 block of Ferry Plantation Drive. She was found with obvious signs of trauma due to a violent assault. Roberta’s body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. Her death was the result of homicide. Investigators determined Roberta had last been seen alive the night before at the Bayside Public Library located across the street from the location of Roberta’s murder.
She was known to frequent the Aragona area of Virginia Beach and the Ocean View area of Norfolk. Roberta was a 22 year old white female who worked as an office worker. She had hazel eyes, shoulder length brown hair and stood 5’ 3’’ tall weighing 134 pounds. Roberta had tattoos on her arm and abdomen.