Feb. 27, 2014
Delegate David Toscano's wife, Nancy Tramontin, issued a statement in response to the alleged attack against her by Claire Ogilvie.
The press release, from Payne, Ross & Associates, says Tramontin met Ogilvie in the fall of 2010, when the Toscano family participated in a Semester at Sea voyage.
Tramontin later became concerned that Ogilvie had developed an "unsettling interest" in the Toscano family, and began to reduce their contact with her in the early summer of 2012.
Ogilvie, 35, has been charged with abduction, breaking and entering, and malicious wounding following an alleged incident that happened on Monday night. Police say Ogilvie attacked Tramontin when both Del. Toscano and the couple's son were not home.
Press Statement: Nancy Tramontin Regarding the Attack on 2/24/2014
"Nancy Tramontin met Claire Ogilvie in the fall of 2010, when the Toscano family participated in a Semester at Sea voyage. Semester at Sea is a shipboard program for global study, operated by a nonprofit sponsored by the University of Virginia. Ms. Ogilvie was not an employee, but was a “lifelong learner” on the program. She befriended Nancy and David’s son, tutoring him during the voyage.
"The Toscanos and Ms. Ogilvie became friends over the course of the voyage, and after they returned Claire moved to Charlottesville early in 2011. Nancy helped Ms. Ogilvie settle in, including her in family
holidays, and community events and generally trying to welcome her to the community. She was part of the local fall 2010 Semester at Sea community.
"In 2012, Nancy became concerned that Ms. Ogilvie had developed an unsettling interest in the Toscano family. The family reduced their contact, beginning in the early summer, and saw her for the last time in
fall 2012. Before the attack, Nancy and the Toscanos had not seen Ms. Ogilvie in over a year.
"Nancy and the Toscano family are still reeling from this incident, and appreciate all the love and support that has been sent their way. Throughout this their number one priority has been their son. They ask for continued privacy during the ongoing investigation as they try to recover from the attack. This incident highlights the complexity and challenge of mental health issues, which affect our whole community and require a community response."