Missing New Jersey Family Members Found Alive In Virginia

By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter have been found alive in Virginia, days after disappearing on a holiday road trip and evidence suggests the two had become stranded in remote woods, authorities said.

The 71-year-old woman, Barbara Briley, was unconscious when she was found beside a tree with her great-granddaughter La’Myra Briley on Wednesday afternoon in an area of Dinwiddie County south of Richmond and at least a mile from a paved road, Virginia State Police said.

Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a statement that the two were near their vehicle, parked on private property, where they were discovered by a man. Authorities said it appeared the two had been there for several days and had snacks and drinks to get by. The two had been the focus of a multistate search.

Barbara Briley was flown by helicopter to VCU Medical Center in Richmond where she was listed in serious condition, the statement said. Authorities said the child appeared unharmed and was taken for a medical evaluation before being reunited with relatives.

The property owner had spotted the car from a distance and when he went to check on it, he found the two nearby, authorities said. …read more

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