The FBI has joined the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office in the desperate search for 14-year-old Isabel Hicks, last seen Monday morning at her home in Bumpass, Virginia, WBRZ reported. She is believed to be with 34-year-old Bruce Lynch, who police said is armed and dangerous.
“Lynch is believed to be armed with a 9mm and had recent suicidal ideations,” an AMBER Alert said.
The teen girl is believed to be in extreme danger, police said in a press release obtained by Fox43.
Louisa County sheriff’s Maj Donald Lowe said a warrant was obtained on Friday for Lynch for felony abduction, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The pair is believed to be traveling in a light blue, almost silver 2003 Toyota Matrix, with Virginia tag VEM9071, though police believe Lynch may have switched tags to Virginia UXW3614 or a yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” tag 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.
Authorities said it’s possible the pair have left the state, possibly to West Virginia, and that they may be camping in wooded areas.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911, Louisa County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 261-1044, or the Richmond Division of the FBI at (804) 261-1044.
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[Featured image: Isabel Hicks and Bruce Lynch/Louisa County Sheriff’s Office]