Missing 85-year-old man found dead inside vehicle

James "Jimmy" Jenkins (Source: Virginia State Police)
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MADISON Co., Va. (WWBT) — A missing 85-year-old man in Madison County who has been missing since Feb. 4 was found dead on Monday.

James “Jimmy” Jenkins was last seen on Feb. 4 around 6 p.m. at his home on Ridgeview Road.

Shortly before 6 p.m. on Feb. 17, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the US Park Service that a blue pickup with a man inside was found over an embankment along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Nelson County.

The US Park Service identified the dead man inside as Jenkins.

“The Madison County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to the Jenkins family, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers,” officials said in a release.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 540-948-5161.