VSP issues official Amber Alert for missing Louisa County teen

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Virginia State Police issued an AMBER Alert Friday for Isabel Hicks, a missing 14-year-old out of Louisa County who authorities believe was abducted by her mother’s ex-boyfriend.

Deputies with Louisa County Sheriff’s Office have obtained a warrant for felony abduction.

The child is believed to be in extreme danger and was last seen at her residence in Bumpass, Virginia. Hicks is described as a 4-foot-11, 120-pound white female with blonde hair and blue eyes.

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

Authorities believe Hicks was abducted by 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.

Authorities believe Lynch is armed with a 9MM and had recent suicidal ideations. 

They are possibly traveling in a 2003 Toyota Matrix, similar to the one pictured below, with the VA tag VEM-9071.

Louisa County Sheriff’s Office believes Lynch may have switched to VA tags to UXW3614 or 249-9UT.

Deputies received information the pair may be traveling out of state.

The FBI said it is believed Isabel and Lynch may be staying in wooded areas “conducive to camping.”

Anyone with information should contact the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office at 540-967-1234. 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.

Stay with 8News for updates to this developing story.

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