Photo courtesy of The Free Lance-Star
Photo courtesy of Bob Martin with The Free Lance-Star
Still no missing child report has been filed by a parents or guardian, but more than 60 local, state and federal authorities continue the search for the 12 to 13 year old boy that was potentially abducted from the Hollybrooke subdivision around 1:30 p.m. last Thursday.
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Captain Jeff Pearce and FBI Special Agent in charge, Jeff Mazanec say that the Endangered Missing Child Media Alert in the case was sent all through Virginia from late Thursday through late on Friday. A nationwide Amber Alert can't be issued since the child was never reported as missing.
The original witness tells authorities that the boy with a slight build and sandy blonde hair was wearing a red and white striped shirt and dark pants. He had either been riding a bike found at the scene or was walking with it, but the rear tire is flat. The witness also says a van pulled up, a man got out and grabbed the child, pulling him inside, as the boy held onto the bike, screaming for help. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 5'10" to 6' tall and about 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a black tank top and dark pants, both of which were covered in dirt and mud, as if he had just been on a construction site. The van is described as full sized and medium blue in color. It has 2 swing out doors on the back and no window. About 2/3 the way down the door is a patch of a light colored bondo, leading authorities to think it recently had work done. The initial report to the sheriff's office is that the entire incident lasted about 10 seconds before the van left the neighborhood at a high speed. Multiple other people say they have seen the child described, the black bike he was with and the blue van in the area in recent days.
The Sheriff's Office and FBI are urging anyone that saw the incident or has seen the boy, suspect of van to call 911. If this could end up being a situation where the suspect is someone that knows the boy, they still want confirmation that the child is alright.