Deputies find missing 92-year-old Leesburg woman's car, possible grave

Lake County deputies are currently trying to locate a missing 92-year-old Leesburg woman.  Deputies are treating this as a suspicious set of circumstances and are asking for the public’s help.

Deputies responded to her home on Wednesday evening, located at 2022 Edgewood Road in Leesburg, to make contact with Rubye Harrison James after a request was received for the Sheriff’s Office to check her well-being. Authorities say she lives alone and hasn’t been seen since Monday.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered that she was nowhere to be found, and her car was also missing.  The car,  described as a white 2016 Hyundai Veloster with a Florida license plate "R12," was located before 10 p.m. in the area of Snow Place in Leesburg.

"In addition, a sheriff's canine has possibly located a shallow grave containing human remains in a wooded area nearby," said Lt. John Herrell with the Sheriff's Office.    

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 352-343-2101 or Central Florida Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477), where they could be eligible for a cash reward.


Information provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.