Missing NJ great-grandmother and 5-year-old found alive


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police say a New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter have been found alive in Virginia after they vanished during a holiday road trip, prompting a days-long search.

A statement from spokeswoman Corinne Geller says 71-year-old Barbara Briley and La’Myra Briley were found inside their vehicle on private property in Dinwiddie County south of Richmond just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The statement says Barbara Briley was flown by helicopter to VCU Medical Center in Richmond for treatment. La’Myra was alert and appeared unharmed but was taken for medical evaluation. The statement gave no further details.

The two left New Jersey on Christmas Eve but never arrived in North Carolina, where they were to visit family. That prompted authorities from state and local agencies to scour businesses and rest areas along the path they had been expected to take.

A relative of Briley’s reached by The Associated Press declined comment.

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