Virginia’s father’s remains were found in heavy forest on Thursday, three days after his car slid into the moat during Monday’s winter storm, prompting a six-mile trek in the snow to try to make it home with his 2-year-old. The oldest son.
Jacob Whaley, 34, was struck by his car when he was driving home from work around 5:00 pm. He told his family that he was going home, but he texted his mother hours later at 8:46 pm.
This is the last communication Whaley had with his family, who immediately reported to several law enforcement agencies that they were missing.
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Jacob’s sister, Angela Whaley, said he was able to track his cell phone to the area around Greens Corner Road in Louisa County.
“I ping his last known place,” Wally told LBL Digital. “[My mom] He gave her the general area where she was, because she was on the phone with him to a certain point. “
Representatives from the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office “immediately responded to the family’s request to review the roadside area, intersection and their residence along Greens Corner Road in the next few days.”
“Until January 6, Mr. Whaley resided in a very dense pine plantation near Greens Corner Road in the woods about 209 yards away,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement Friday.
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Angela said Jacob’s body was about two miles from his home and his car was about six miles from his home, but she thinks she would still be alive if officers acted fast.
“He refused to do his job.” She wrote The next day his body was found on Facebook. “If he had searched the area where my mother had said that my brother was there on Monday night, he would have saved his life when he said he was lost.”
The Louisa County Sheriff’s Department said missing person cases are “always a top priority” and that they share the “grief and grief” of the Valley family.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Jacob Whaley,” the sheriff’s office said.
Angela said Jacob’s death was like a family affair for another sibling who had to be buried after the tragedy.
“[Jacob] Was a very honest man. He loved to laugh and be with the kids. He loved his nieces and his family, ”he said.