For Immediate Release: August 28, 2023
[UPDATE] LPD Continues Search for Missing Person
Avriel Hooks was last seen by her family on August 22, 2023, around 8:00 p.m. and reported missing on August 23, 2023. Your Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) has been working diligently since then to locate her. LPD has been in constant communication with Hooks’ family and continues to investigate this as a missing person case. However, Hooks’ lack of communication with her family and abnormal absence makes her disappearance suspicious. Detectives have interviewed individuals who Hooks regularly communicates with and are utilizing all available investigative resources.
On Sunday, August 27, 2023, LPD Detectives with assistance from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, searched an area in the City of Lynchburg where Hooks frequently traveled. At this time, Hooks has not been located and her whereabouts remain unknown.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Avriel Hooks is urged to contact Detective C.T. Davis at 434-455-6166 or the Lynchburg Police Department.
Any and all updates will be provided as an update to this news release.