For Immediate Release: August 29, 2023
Deceased Person Found In Amherst County
The Lynchburg Police Department in partnership with the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office conducted an extensive search today in Amherst County in reference to Avriel Hooks disappearance. During that search, a deceased person was located. The identify of that person has not been confirmed at this time.
Earlier this afternoon, a person of interest in the disappearance of Avriel Hooks was located in the 1400-block of Garfield Avenue and is being questioned. No arrests have been made at this time.
This is an ongoing investigation and any additional information will be released as an update to this news release.