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Missing 85-year-old Virginia man found dead in pickup on Blue Ridge Parkway

James “Jimmy” Jenkins had been missing since Feb. 6

MADISON COUNTY, Va.LATEST

Authorities say they found James “Jimmy” Jenkins dead inside a blue pickup truck on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Nelson County.

The truck was found over an embankment near mile marker 23, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

Jenkins, of Brightwood, Virginia, was reported missing on Feb. 6.

The U.S. Park Service identified the body, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

His cause of death has not been released.

UPDATE

As of Wednesday, the search is still on for James "Jimmy " Jenkins, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say they’ve received tips from Charlottesville, Culpeper and Spotsylvania, which have been unfounded.

Anyone with information about Jenkins’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 540-948-5161.

ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities are searching for a missing senior in Madison County who they say needs his medication.

85-year-old James “Jimmy” Jenkins, of Brightwood, Virginia, was last seen on Tuesday around 6 p.m. He was reported missing around 5 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

At the time, Jenkins was wearing jeans and a black and white flannel shirt, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities believe Jenkins could be driving his blue 2000 Chevy S10 extended cab pickup truck with Virginia tags ‘JXM-1011.’ They also believe he went to Culpeper on Wednesday and never came home to Madison County.

Anyone with information about Jenkins’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 540-948-5161.

**Update on Missing Person** February 7, 2020 1:15 p.m. Additional information has been provided that Mr. James...

Posted by Madison County Sheriff's Office on Friday, February 7, 2020

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