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Man who found Robbie: “I was guided by the Holy Spirit”

From Hanover County Sheriff’s Office:


I have received a number of requests for the details on the circumstances surrounded the discovery of Robert Wood Jr.


When Robert was found he was wearing all of his clothes with the exception of his shoes.  They were found nearby.  He was lying in a damp creek bed.  The citizen that found him was not part of an organized search, but like the many that did assist in the search, he felt compelled to do what he could.  After obtaining permission to park his car, from a resident on Verdon Road,  he started to search the woods on west side of the quarry property.   Upon finding Robert, he placed a stocking cap on Robert’s head, gloves on his hands, wrapped him in a coat, gave him water to drink, and then called 911.


I have spoken at length with the gentlemen that found Robert.  He does not wish for his name to be released.  He simply offered the following statement:


“I was guided by the holy spirit, to take any recognition for finding Robert would take credit away from God.”



Captain Michael J. Trice

Hanover County Sheriff’s Office


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