Updated: VSP Issues Critically Missing Adult Alert
Police believe an arrest in an arson case is connected to the search for Megan Metzger.
07/20/2018 Updated Release from Virginia State Police:
A King George man is now behind bars after being apprehended by the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office early Friday (July 20) in the county.
Juan Benavidez II, 19, was taken into custody without incident and is being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail without bond. The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office has charged him with felony count of arson of a vehicle.
The incident remains under investigation and the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office is working with the Virginia State Police to locate a 19-year-old Pamplin woman who has been reported missing.
State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert Thursday (July 19) for Megan Lorraine Metzger. Metzger is a white female with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5'5 and weighs 150 lbs. She has a 5-inch scar on her right arm.
The incident involving Benavidez began Thursday (July 19) at approximately 10:52 a.m., when King George County Sheriff's Office alerted the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office to be on the look out for a suspect vehicle allegedly headed to Westmoreland County possibly on Route 3. The suspect vehicle, a white 2004 Mazda 4- door sedan, was located a short time later on Leedstown Road near Twilford. The vehicle had been set fire and was completely destroyed.
The burned vehicle is registered to a family member Metzger. The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the Virginia State Police, then began working to locate Miss Metzger.
Anyone with information about Megan Metzger or Benavidez or recalls seeing a white, 2004 Mazda 4-door sedan in Spotsylvania, King George or Westmoreland counties is encouraged to call 911 or Westmoreland County Master Detective Jones at 804-493-8066 or Virginia State Police in reference to the the missing person case at 804-553-3445
07/19/2018 Press Release from Virginia State Police:
The Virginia State Police has issued a critically missing adult alert on behalf of the Virginia State Police Division One on 07/19/2018 at 2303 hours.
The Virginia State Police is looking for Megan Lorraine Metzger, a white female, 19 years of age, height 5’ 05”, weight 150 lbs, with blue eyes, and blonde hair. She has a 5 inch scar on her right arm.
She is believed to have been abducted and in danger. She was last seen on 07/17/2018. She may need medical attention.
Please contact the Virginia State Police at 1-804-553-3445 if located.
You may find complete information at http://www.vasenioralert.com/