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Mercer County Deputies searching for missing 12-year-old girl

LATEST: Missing girl from Mercer County found safe, one arrested

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Isabella Lavender was found safe on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 Isabella Lavender was found safe on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

4:45 p.m. Oct. 6, 2017 UPDATE:

According to Mercer County Sheriff Tom Bailey, Isabella Lavender has been found safe. Deputies said she was located in the area. 

One man has been arrested and will be charged with kidnapping.  Deputies said he could face additional charges. His name is not being released at this time. 

The Sheriff wanted to thank everyone who called in tips.


UPDATE: 10/6 

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS)--Mercer County Deputies tell 59News the missing 12 year old girl could be in extreme danger. 

The FBI has taken over the case, and are still searching for Isabella Lavender. She was last seen getting into a 4-door red car driven by a man with blonde hair named Simon.  Deputies believe they are heading to Louisiana.  It's unclear if Lavender knows the man. 

Lavender is described at 5-feet 5-inches tall and weighs 155 pounds.  She has blonde hair, blue eyes and her ears are pierced. 


ORIGINAL STORY 9/17/2017

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS)--Mercer County Deputies are searching for a missing 12-year-old girl who was last seen on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 in Bluefield. 

Deputies tell 59News Isabella Lavender was last seen getting into a 4-door red car driven by a man with blonde hair named Simon.  Deputies believe they are heading to Louisiana.  It's unclear if Lavender knows the man. 

Lavender is described at 5-feet 5-inches tall and weighs 155 pounds.  She has blonde hair, blue eyes and her ears are pierced. 

If you have any information on where Lavender may be, you are asked to call 911 or CrimeStoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP (7867). Tips can also be left online at the CrimeStoppers web site or by using the P3 Tips app on a smart phone or mobile device.

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