ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A St. Petersburg mother who vanished with her daughter last week has died from an apparent medical episode in Nebraska, police said. Her daughter is safe.
The St. Petersburg Police Department said the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office and the Gretna Fire Department in Omaha, Nebraska, responded to a rescue call of a female that had fallen at a Quik Trip around 6:40 a.m. When they arrived, they found Angela Jolley, 46, conscious and breathing.
According to Nebraska deputies, as emergency officials were talking to Jolley, she collapsed and was taken to a hospital, where she later died. Her daughter, 19-year-old Alexis Jolley was with her mother at the time and notified relatives of her mother’s death and said she was safe.
Nebraska emergency officials say no foul play was involved in Jolley’s death and her death “is medical in nature.”
St. Pete Police Sgt. Kevin Haemmelmann said the case is now over.
“We will no longer be looking into this case,” he said. “There is nothing criminally involved that either of these women have done. We spoke to Alexis this morning and they both, at their own free will, decided to go on a trip out west. And that’s where they were headed when this tragedy occurred.”
The mother and daughter were reported missing after Angela didn’t show up to work on Thursday and their cell phones were found inside their home.
They were later spotted on camera going to the bank and driving on highways in Alabama, Misssissippi and Tennessee.
On Tuesday, police pleaded for the Jolleys to contact them.
“We are not looking to bring you back, we are not looking to tell anybody where you are,” Detective Kevin Haemmelmann said. “What I need you to do if you are out there is to call me and tell me you are okay so we can stop searching.”
On Wednesday, police said investigators learned the mother and daughter had decided to drive to Nebraska last week.
“As a family, we are deeply saddened by the news of Angela’s passing,” said Alexis’ sister, Desiree Cook. “At the same time, we are relieved that Alexis is safe. We’d like to thank everyone for their search efforts and support of our family. All we ask for now is prayers as we navigate through this.”
Further information regarding their disappearance was not immediately available.
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