A 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped by her mother's ex-boyfriend has been rescued, according to reports. Police found Isabel Hicks alive and safe, and her alleged kidnapper, Bruce W. Lynch Jr., 33, has been arrested. Isabel's mother had reported her missing and an AMBER alert had been issued to help find her. On Wednesday night Isabel and Bruce were found while riding in a car near Ladysmith. Police found the whereabouts of both because another driver saw the suspect's car and called 911, alerting authorities.
"The Louisa County Sheriff's Office is pleased to report that the vehicle where Isabel Hicks and Bruce Lynch were located was located and detained in Caroline County after a chase," the sheriff's office expressed in a message on Facebook. "Bruce Lynch is in police custody and Isabel Hicks was located and appears to have been undamaged."
Hicks disappeared from his home in Bumbpass the morning of October 21. Lynch has been described as the ex-boyfriend of the teenager's mother. The young woman is believed to have left with the older man of his own accord, WTVR reported. Four days after her disappearance, an AMBER alert was issued when authorities learned that Lynch had a gun and was suicidal, the same channel reported. The case remains under investigation.
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