UPDATE: Deputies investigate possible child abduction
UPDATE 8:45PM EST
Spotsylvania authorities now say that the child that may have been abducted is now as young as 10 years-old. According to spotsyalert.com, the official alert page for Spotsylvania County, the child is now described as a 10-12 year old white male, 5 feet tall, slim build with brown hair that extends to the middle of his neck. The child was wearing a red and white horizontal striped pullover shirt with dark colored cargo shorts.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male standing between 5’10″ and 6″ weighing about 200 pounds. He has broad shoulders and a “wide mid-section.” He has wavy, thick, two-tone dirty blond hair. The suspect was wearing a black tank top with black baggy painter style pants.
The vehicle is now further described as being a blue work van with two pull open doors in the rear. The vehicle has one tinted window on the left rear door with white paint on the lower right rear door. In addition the vehicle has a ladder rack without a ladder attached.
If you see this vehicle you are urged to call the Virginia State Police at 1-800-VACHILD (1-800-822-4453) or the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 540-582-7716
UPDATE: 7:45PM EST
The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office has an updated description of the vehicle they are looking for. It is described as a blue full size construction van. The van has two rear doors with “grey/white” primer paint. If you see this vehicle you are urged to call the Virginia State Police at 1-800-VACHILD (1-800-822-4453) or the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 540-582-7716
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Spotsylvania Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a possible child abduction in the Holleybrooke subdivision. There is a large police presence in the area and deputies are posted at the neighborhood’s entrance.
Spotsylvania County Sherriff’s Cap. Jeff Pearce said a neighbor reported seeing what looked like a 12 or 13-year-old child being abducted from the street.
CBS 6 reporter Catie Beck said deputies are interviewing people coming in and out of the neighborhood, asking them if they saw anything suspicious.
A public information officer told Beck investigators still have not been able to identify a missing child from the neighborhood.
Investigators said a witness saw a blue work van with a gray spot on the back stop next to the child. That witness, according to Pearce, may have seen a man in the van pull the child into the vehicle. The witness said the boy was hollering, according to a Fredericksburg.com report.
Police said the child is a white male, 5’1” and was wearing red and white striped shirt and blue cargo shorts. An amber alert has not yet been issued.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 540-582-7115.