AMBER Alert teen Isabel Hicks found SAFE in Virginia

The 14-year-old girl who went missing from her Virginia home on October 31 has been found safe and her suspected abductor is in police custody.

Citing police sources, WTVR reports that Isabel Hicks and Bruce Lynch, 33, were found in a vehicle in Caroline County, Virginia, Wednesday night after a driver spotted the vehicle and notified police. Police performed a traffic stop and took Lynch, who was facing a warrant for felony kidnapping, into custody without incident.

“The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office is happy to report that the vehicle with Isabel Hicks and Bruce Lynch was located and stopped in Caroline County after a pursuit,” Louisa County Sheriff’s Detective Chuck Love told the news station.

“Bruce Lynch was taken into custody and Isabel Hicks was located and appears unharmed.”

Isabel Hicks had vanished from her Louisa County home in the early morning hours of October 21. As CrimeOnline previously reported, sources told a local news station that Lynch had been in a relationship with Isabel’s mother and lived in their home until about a month before, when he was kicked out.

The pair was spotted on Monday night when they knocked the door of a residence in Montpelier. When the woman who answered the door told them they were wanted by police, she said they ran in the direction of the woods. The resident contacted police right away, and in the following days investigators doubled their search efforts.

It is not clear from the report where Lynch is in custody or if Isabel has returned home. This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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