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Body of missing Greensville deputy found in creek

By News 5 Staff, news@wcyb.com
Published On: Feb 01 2014 03:21:54 PM CST
EMPORIA, Va. -

A search for a missing Greensville County deputy sheriff has ended with the discovery of his body in a creek.
    
Media outlets report that a dive team found 52-year-old Percy Lee House III dead inside his car Saturday morning. Virginia State Police are investigating, but officials say his car apparently skidded off an icy road into a creek.
    
House, who was last seen in the Greensville County town of Skippers, last made contact with the sheriff's office about 9:24 a.m. Friday. The office alerted other law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for House that afternoon.
    
Sheriff James Edwards called House's death "tragic and unexpected."