A 14-year-old girl and her alleged kidnapper were reportedly spotted by a resident of Hanover County, Virginia, earlier this week.
WTVR reports that a woman who lives in Western Hanover said that Isabel Hicks and Bruce Lynch, 34, knocked on her door Monday night, three days after authorities issued an AMBER Alert for the teen girl. The woman reportedly said she told the pair they were wanted before the ran off in the direction of the woods.
Authorities are now searching the woods of Montpelier for Hicks and Lynch, who is facing felony abduction charges. The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest on Friday.
Hicks was last seen at her Louisa home in the early hours of October 21. As CrimeOnline previously reported, sources said that Lynch is the girl’s mother’s former boyfriend, and lived in their home until he was kicked out a month ago. It is not clear why Lynch was kicked out of the home, but the sources reportedly said they believed Hicks may have left with him willingly.
CBS News 6 reported earlier this week that authorities suspected the pair may have been hiding out in West Virginia.
State police said in the AMBER issued Friday that Lynch should be considered armed and dangerous. According to multiple reports, he may be suicidal.
Hicks and Lynch believed to be traveling in a silver-blue 2003 Toyota Matrix, blue/silver with Virginia tag VEM9071 or Virginia UXW3614 or 249-9UT. The vehicle is reportedly missing its right rear door handle.
Isabel Hicks is white with blonde hair and blue eyes; 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds.
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.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 261-1044, or the Richmond Division of the FBI at (804) 261-1044.
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