The school bus driver's disappearance prompted a statewide search.
As the search stretched into the next morning, the school bus driver called a friend from Jeffries' cellphone.
“I'm like 'Oh my God and I answered it,” friend Anna Williams said at the time. “I said, 'where are you are you OK?'”
The woman told Williams she was OK and told her friend she went willingly.
“I know she didn't,” Williams added.
Investigators eventually found Jeffries and the school bus driver walking down Route 208 in Spotsylvania.
Investigators later determined Jefferies had assaulted the woman several weeks before the school bus incident.
“[Jefferies] poured diesel fuel on the victim and threatened to throw her into a pile of burning leaves due to her tardy retrieval of his Skoal,” according to the Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. “She fled to her neighbors' residence where they helped her clean herself up.”