Missing 65-year-old Poquoson woman dies after being found in ditch near I-64

Posted at 2:12 PM, Jan 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 21:50:07-05

Photo provided by the Poquoson Police Department

POQUOSON, Va. – The Poquoson Police Department was looking for a 65-year-old woman who was last seen at 10 p.m. on January 25.

Monday afternoon, Virginia State Police got a call about a woman lying face down in a ditch along the entrance ramp to I-64 from Hampton Roads Center Parkway.

A passerby saw the woman lying in the ditch and contacted Thomas Nelson Community College Police Department.

Around 2 p.m. a TNCC police officer verified the location of the female and contacted Emergency Medical Services/Rescue along with the Virginia State Police.

Diggs was later identified by family members. She was incoherent and was experiencing difficulty in breathing at the time she was located.

Diggs was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital where she later died, officials said.

Diggs was reported to have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and did not have her medications with her, according to police.

When found, there was no indication of traumatic injury, officials said.