RUTHER GLEN, Va. – A woman traveling with her 5-year-old great-granddaughter was last heard from on Saturday, Dec. 24, not long after she stopped at a gas station in Caroline County.
Family members have filed a missing person report for 71-year-old Barbara Briley and her great-granddaughter LaMyra Briley, and have also contacted the FBI.
The two were driving from New Jersey to the town of Morven in Anson County, North Carolina, a route Barbara’s nieces said she has driven for almost 35 years.
Relatives said Barbara first contacted them at 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, when she stopped at an Exxon on Rogers Clark Boulevard in Ruther Glen.
A clerk, Joanna Strange, said that she spoke with Barbara, who asked for the address of the Exxon. She needed help using the map on her phone, Strange said.
The Exxon clerk said that Barbara was in the store around 30 minutes and that the child was out in