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Endangered Missing Child Alert "Hayleigh Wilson"
VA ENDANGERED CHILD ALERT: VSP & the VA Missing Children Clearinghouse have issued an Endangered Child Alert on behalf of the TN Bureau of Investigation (TBI) for Hayleigh Cheyenne Wilson who was last seen in Smyth County, VA. The 14-year-old is believed to be in danger.
Hayleigh Cheyenne Wilson, 14...5'5 and approx 150 lbs., with hazel eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a black-and-white flowery top with black shorts.
She is believed to be in the company of Benjamin Joseph Shook, 41...6'6 and approx. 175 lbs with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, black shorts and camouflage ball cap.
The vehicle they were traveling in has been recovered in Grayson County, VA, and it is believed they are now traveling on foot.
The surveillance photos show Hayleigh Wilson and Ben Shook at a store in Smyth County, Virginia on Tuesday. The sheriff’s office posted them to Twitter Friday night.
Grayson County deputies say the maroon 2004 Ford Explorer the two had been seen traveling in was abandoned in Troutdale, Virginia, sometime Tuesday night. Shook and Wilson then received a ride to the Sugar Grove area of Smyth County, Virginia
Law enforcement has also asked anyone with cabins, campers, or other buildings in the mountains of Grayson, Smyth, Wythe, and surrounding Southwest Virginia counties, to check their property for any signs that Wilson and Shook may have passed through.
The public is asked to please contact the TN Bureau of Investigation at 1-615-744-4600 or VSP at 1-800-822-4453, (1-800-VACHILD) or #77 on a cell.
VSP Investigate Vehicle Fires in Washington Co
Virginia State Police special agents are investigating three vehicle fires that occurred in Washington County late Wednesday night (June 23, 2015). The first vehicle fire took place at the Performance Motors on Route 11 in Bristol. The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Wytheville Field Office was called to investigate at approximately 10:30 p.m.
Thirty minutes later, state police were notified of a second vehicle fire at the Auto Repair Shop located on Green Springs Church Road in Abingdon. Less than two hours later, a third vehicle fire occurred at Ralph Smith Auto Sales located on Jeb Stuart Highway in Damascus. State Police were notified of the third fire Wednesday (June 24) at approximately 12:16 a.m. Two other vehicles sustained minor damage in the third fire.
Investigators believe the three fires were intentionally set based on preliminary information. However, they are still investigating to determine if the fires are connected. There were no injuries and property damage is estimated to be nearly $14,000.
Virginia State Police encourages anyone who may have seen someone or who has information about the late evening fires to call Virginia State Police at 276-228-3131 or email email@example.com