Missing teenager, suspected abductor spotted in Hanover county; manhunt underway


HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that missing 14-year-old Isabel Hicks, and her suspected abductor 33-year-old Bruce Lynch were spotted in Hanover County, Monday night.

The pair were spotted in the Montpelier area of the County. Media were being asked to stay a few miles away in a Food Lion parking lot.

According to the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Police got a call around 9 p.m. on Monday when a resident spotted Hicks and Lynch on the 14000 block of Clazemont Road.

Reports said the two approached a house and the person inside called the police. According to the caller, the pair were wearing dark/camouflage colored clothing and Lynch is now clean shaven.

Police believe they are still traveling in the 2003 Toyota Matrix.

The Louisa and Hanover County sheriff’s offices said around 4 a.m. that they would be scaling back operations for the night, and they would come back out to search when the sun comes up.

A nationwide Amber Alert was issued Monday for Hicks after disappearing from her Louisa County home October 21.

This is a developing story. Be sure to stay updated as we learn more.

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