Missing VA teenager, suspected abductor spotted; manhunt underway

State - Regional

HANOVER COUNTY, VA (WRIC/WBTW) — 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.

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 on October 21.

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