AMBER Alert canceled for 14-year-old Virginia girl in extreme danger


UPDATE 10/30/19 — Police say Hicks was found safe on Wednesday night. Hicks and Lynch were located in Virginia, and Lynch has been taken into custody.

BUMPASS, Va. (WHTM) — Authorities continue to search for a missing 14-year-old Virginia girl they say is in extreme danger.

A nationwide Amber Alert was issued for Isabel Hicks after police say she was abducted on Oct. 21.

Hicks was last reported seen at her home in Bumpass, Virginia. Officials believe she is with her mother’s ex-boyfriend, Bruce Lynch, who is believed to be dangerous and armed with a 9mm handgun. He allegedly displayed recent suicidal ideations.

“There isn’t any evidence that makes us think Isabel was taken forcibly. However, she’s a very young 14-year-old who hasn’t had any contact with her family since last Monday,” Louisa County Sheriff Donnie Lowe told WRIC-TV.

Lynch is believed to be driving a 2003 silver/blue Toyota Matrix with the rear passenger door handle missing. A camouflage tarp may be covering part of the passenger window.

Anyone with information on Isabel’s whereabouts is asked to contact 911 or the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office at 540-967-1234.

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