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.
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.