Search underway for missing Louisa County teen believed to be with 33-year-old man

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LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for a missing 14-year-old girl who may be traveling with her mom’s ex-boyfriend.

Isabel Hicks was last seen at her home at around 1 a.m. Monday. She is described as a 4-foot-11, 120-pound white female with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Isabel Hicks (far left and far right) pictured with Bruce Lynch (middle)

Authorities said she may be in the company of 33-year-old Bruce Lynch, of Bumpass, who is described as a 5-foot-10, 190-pound white male with brown hair and brown eyes.

Family members confirmed to 8News that Lynch is Hick’s mother’s ex-boyfriend.

A Louisa County resident named Nicole Nagel told 8News that as a new mother her concerns are with Hicks’ well-being.

“That makes me very nervous because first of all if it’s an ex, he’s an ex for a reason,” Nagel said. “And if this girl is with him, that she could be in extreme danger, the first thing I hope is that he is not touching her in any ways and that he’s only doing it hopefully because he loves her and wants to be with her like as a father and not something maliciously.”

At this time, the sheriff’s office does not know if Hicks went with Lynch voluntarily or not.

Lynch is believed to be driving a silver/blue Toyota Matrix with Virginia tag VEM-9071. The vehicle pictured below is similar in make and model.

Anyone with information on Isabel’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office at (540)967-1234 or Louisa Crime Solvers at 800-346-1466.

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