GREENSVILLE (WRIC) - Early Saturday morning, Percy Lee House III, the Greensville County Sheriff's Deputy missing since Friday morning, was found deceased in his vehicle located in a creek off of Massie Branch Road in Greensville County.
While the Virginia State Police is in the midst of conducting a full investigation, the accident is reported to be the result of icy road conditions. Before midnight, a dive team was dispatched to the scene not far from where the vehicle was last reported driving.
"I want to thank my staff, volunteers from our community, and public safety agencies from the surrounding area for their quick response and support over the last 24 hours," said Greensville County Sheriff James Edwards. "The loss of Deputy Lee House III to our close department and our community is tragic and unexpected. Please keep his family and all of our first responders in your thoughts and prayers."
Deputy House, 52, last made contact with the Greensville County Sheriff's Office about 9:24 a.m. on Friday. Deputy House was last spotted in the small town of Skippers in Greensville County. The Greensville Sheriff's Office sent a "be on the lookout" notice to all law enforcement agencies nationwide around 3pm.
If you have information that could assist in the investigation, please call the Greensville County Sheriff's Office at 434-348-4200.
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Tuesday, Feb 4th
Visitation will be held at Owen Funeral Home
303 South Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Va 23867
2pm to 4pm & 6pm to 8pm
Funeral Services, Wed. Feb 5th
At the Golden Leaf Commons
1300 Greensville Co. Circle Emporia, Va 23847
(Which is located inside the Southside Virginia Community College)
**Internment will be a private burial**
Any questions please call Greensville Co. Sheriff's Office at 434-348-4200
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