Officials, family members provide update on missing teen believed to be with 34 year old man
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Officials, family members provide update on missing teen believed to be with 34 year old man


Officials, family members provide update on missing teen believed to be with 34 year old man LOUISA COUNTY, Va. WWBT — The Louisa County Sheriffs Office, FBI and state police continue to search a for a missing endangered teenage girl believed to be with a 34 year old man. A joint press conference about Isabel Hicks was held on Thursday at the Louisa County Sheriffs Office. Isabelle, I love you…I just want you to come home, and just let me know if youre OK, Hicks mother said. Hicks, 14, was last seen in her home around 1 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. We miss you very much and we want you to come home …you are my best friend. Please contact me whenever you can, Hicks brother said during a press conference on Thursday. The sheriffs office believes she is with 34 year old Bruce Lynch of Bumpass, Virginia, in a silver blue Toyota Matrix, with Virginia license plate tag VEM 9071. Investigators believe the two may be in wooded areas camping. Friends of mine know her. They have all been posting stuff about her, resident Kyle Britner said. The news rocked this small close knit community. I just hope they find her, Keisha Roberts said. Roberts knows the family of the missing girl and lives just minutes from them. Its scary. Its very scary. My daughter is friends with her and she came home from class very upset, Roberts said. The sheriffs office, Virginia State Police and FBI are searching for the teen around the clock and will continue to do so until she is found. Lynch is considered to be armed and potentially dangerous. Authorities say not to approach if Lynch or Hicks if they are spotted just call police. The Sheriffs Office says his office is not giving up, they are asking the entire community to go on social media and share this story to get her face out there and help bring her home. Anyone with information on where the teen is should call the Louisa County Sheriffs Office at 540 967 1234 or Louisa Crime Solvers at 800 346 1466. You can also call the FBI at 804 261 1044 with information. Special agents with the Richmond division of the FBI are joining the search for a missing Louisa Count teenager. According to the FBI, theyre partnering with Louisa County Sheriffs Office investigators to help find 14 year old Isabel Shea Hicks, who they consider an endangered missing juvenile. Hicks was last seen at home in Bumpass in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 21. Shes believed to be in the company of 34 year old Bruce William Lynch, Jr., also of Bumpass. Investigators believe Lynch and Hicks may be camping in a wooded area. They also say Lynch should be considered armed and potentially dangerous. If you see him or Hicks, they urge you to contact law enforcement immediately and not to approach. The FBI has posted a on their website. Hicks is described as a white girl with blonde hair and blue eyes, standing 4 feet, 11 inches and weighing 120 pounds. Lynch is described as a white man with brown hair and brown eyes and a beard, standing 5 feet, 10 inches and weighing 190 pounds. Its believed that Lynch is driving a light blue, almost silver looking, 2003 Toyota Matrix with Virginia tag VEM 9071. Call the Richmond Division of the FBI at 804 261 1044 with information that may lead to the location and safe return of Isabel Hicks. Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this stations FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCCs online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888 225 5322, 888 835 5322 TTY , or .

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