UPDATE: Amber alert cancelled for girl
An Amber Alert has been cancelled for a 4-year-old Charlotte County girl, according to information provided by Virginia State Police (VSP) and the Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse. The VSP issued the cancellation just after 6 a.m., stating both the child and her alleged abductor had been located. The Gazette will have more information as it becomes available and an updated story in Wednesday’s print edition.
The alert stated the situation was being treated as a child abduction and was issued on behalf of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 5 p.m. Monday.
The alert concerned Annabelle Doretha Hope Richardson, 4, who was described as being a white female, 3 feet tall, 22 pounds, with green eyes and blond hair. She was listed as being in “extreme danger” and likely abducted by Dylan James Richardson, 24. He was described as being a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 140 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.
They were last seen in a 1995 burgundy Chevy van with Virginia license plate VMG 2332 at 400 Thomas Jefferson Highway in Charlotte County and may have been traveling north toward New Jersey.