Update: October 26, 2:20 p.m ET:
Authorities in Virginia have issued an AMBER Alert for 14-year-old Isabel Hicks, last seen on Monday morning at her home in Louisa. Hicks is believed to be with 34-year-old Bruce Lynch, who police reportedly believe is armed and dangerous.
“Lynch is believed to be armed with a 9mm and had recent suicidal ideations,” the AMBER Alert said, according to Fox 43.
The teen girl is believed to be in extreme danger, police said in a press release obtained by the news station.
The pair is believed to be traveling in a silver-blue 2003 Toyota Matrix, blue/silve with Virginia tag VEM9071, though police believe Lynch may have switched tags to Virginia UXW3614 or 249-9UT.
Lynch is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes and a beard;, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds.
Isabel Hicks is white with blonde hair and blue eyes; 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds
Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or Louisa County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 261-1044.
A teen girl from Virginia is believed to be in the company of a 34-year-old man who authorities believe is armed and dangerous.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Isabel Hicks, 14, was last seen early Monday morning at her home in Louisa. A Louisa County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said that authorities believe Isabel is in the company of Bruce Lynch, 34, of Bumpass.
The relationship between the teen and the adult male is not known.
“Very early on, we realized this was more than what it actually looked to be,” Chief Deputy Maj. Donald Lowe reportedly said at a news conference on Thursday.
“We’re not giving up … We really want to see Isabel come back to her community and her family. We miss her. We’re concerned about her and our entire community loves her.”
Isabel’s family members also pleaded for her return at the press conference.
“Isabel, I love you,” her mother said. “And I want you to come home. And just let me know if you’re OK.”
Lynch, who is believed to have been driving a silver blue Toyota Matrix with Virginia tag number VEM-9071, is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes and a beard;, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds.
Isabel Hicks is white with blonde hair and blue eyes; 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds.
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