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WV GRACELYNN SCRITCHFIELD: Missing from Fairmont, WV - 6 July 2019 - Age 4 *Found Safe*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Amber Alert issued for West Virginia girl last seen July 6


    Police have issued an Amber Alert for a West Virginia girl believed to have been abducted by her biological father.

    Gracelynn June Scritchfield was last seen July 6 in Fairmont, West Virginia, police said. The four-year-old girl has brownish-blonde hair and blue eyes. She's about three feet tall and weighs 35 pounds.

    She was wearing summer attire, police said, but no further description of her clothing was given. She is believed to be in extreme danger.

    Police say she was likely abducted by her father, 26-year-old Arlie Edward Hedrick III. He is a 5'9", 140-pound white male with brown hair and blue eyes.

    According to Gracelynn's mother Summer Stritchfield, Gracelynn went to visit Hedrick on July 13.

    Gracelynn was supposed to be returned home by 6:00 p.m. the following day. When Gracelynn didn't arrive on time, Summer called Hedrick at 6:30 p.m. where she was told by Hedrick that he had taken Gracelynn on a week-long vacation. Summer was not told about the vacation prior to the visitation.

    The trip was supposed to end on July 19, but she did not hear back from Hedrick, so she called the Fairmont police during the July 20-21 weekend.

    Summer says she does not know where Hedrick could have gone, but said she has heard rumors that he potentially could have gone out-of-state or potentially out-of-country.

    Authorities have described a suspect vehicle as a gold 2001 Subaru Forester with West Virginia license plate 1TH163.


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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Amber Alert issued for West Virginia girl; suspect vehicle seen in Arizona

    An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday morning for a West Virginia girl after her alleged abductor’s vehicle was seen in Arizona.

    Gracelynn Scritchfield, 4, was allegedly abducted July 6 by her biological father in Fairmont, according to West Virginia State Police.

    She is believed to be traveling in a gold 2001 Subaru Forester with West Virginia license plate 1TH163. The vehicle may also have two bungee cords securing the rear hatch door.

    The vehicle was last seen heading eastbound on Interstate 40 in Holbrook.


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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member


    The West Virginia State Police are looking for Gracelynn June Scritchfield. The child was last seen in Fairmont, West Virginia and is believed to be in extreme danger. Authorities advise the child was likely abducted by her biological father, Arlie Edward Hetrick III.

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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Mother of Missing WV Toddler Speaks Out

    The mother of a missing toddler is speaking out, searching for answers while refusing to give up hope.

    It has been more than two weeks since Summer Scritchfield last saw her 4 year-old daughter, Gracelynn.

    “I mean her little sister runs around the house all day long, yelling for her sister, so I know she is missing her,” Scritchfield told 13 News Reporter Lily Bradley. “The dog even misses her, he has been sleeping in her bed. We all want her back.”

    The young girl was supposed to be with her father, Arlie Edward Hetrick III also known as Trey, for a routine visit. Hetrick was supposed to return her the following day, but according to Scritchfield, he didn’t show up — telling her, he was taking the young girl on a weeks long vacation.

    On Monday that “vacation” turned into an Amber Alert. West Virginia State Police believe Hetrick abducted the girl.

    Since the Amber Alert was issued, Hetrick’s gold subaru was spotted in Arizona. The mother did not know why Hetrick would take Gracelynn to Arizona.

    “I can’t sleep at night, wondering whats going on with Gracelynn,” said the young mother. “I am constantly wondering where she is at, if she is safe. We just want her home.”

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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Law enforcement working to confirm sighting of Amber Alert suspect

    The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a reported sighting Tuesday of Arlie Hetrick, the father a missing four-year-old Gracelynn Scritchfield, in Williams, Arizona.

    Now, police say that sighting may have coincided with a segment seen on national TV.

    “News media received information stating that Gracelynn Scritchfield was seen in the Willaims, Arizona area. This was the only tip that came in due to ‘Live PD’ airing, it is not confirmed that either Arlie Hetrick III or Gracelynn Scritchfield were seen or located,” West Virginia State Police Director of Public Relations Cpt. Shallon Oglesby said.

    “Live PD” is a program on A&E that follows police officers during their nightly patrols.

    The Arizona Department of Public Safety told WAJR news no sightings have been confirmed by a law enforcement agency.

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    ‘I fear that something has happened’: Suspect’s car possibly spotted as little girl in ‘extreme danger’ remains missing for almost 2 weeks

    The Arizona Department of Public Safety announced that a suspected kidnapper’s care may have been spotted in Williams, Arizona, last week, but West Virginia authorities say the sighting has not yet been confirmed.

    Metro News reports that although Arizona authorities initially said the car was spotted on Tuesday, officials said the spotting may have possibly happened after “Live PD” aired a segment on the case, and are now working to confirm the validity of the claim.

    Authorities said the little girl is considered to be in extreme danger.

    “I think he’s going to have to be found. I don’t think he’s going to bring her back on his own time,” Scritchfield told CBS5.

    Scritchfield added that the suspect’s family said they cannot get in touch with him either, despite efforts to locate him.

    According to Matthew Horn of West Virginia State Police, the suspect has been known to stand outside and protest different religious dominations. Horn described the man as “fanatical” and said Hettner has been arrested before for trespassing while protesting against religious organizations.

    Horn added that authorities think Gracelyn is in dire danger due to Hettner’s mental instability and his attempts to “live a lifestyle off the grid.”

    Hettner was reportedly living in a tent for the past three months prior to his daughter’s disappearance, according to police.


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  8. Canucklady

    Canucklady Well-Known Member

    They featured her case on Live PD on Saturday July 27. Go live PD nation....find Gracelynn!!
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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    4-year-old West Virginia girl who was believed to be in ‘extreme danger’ found safe

    A four-year-old girl who was the focus of an Amber Alert in West Virginia has been found safe, West Virginia State police confirmed on Thursday.

    On Thursday, the US Marshals said Gracelynn was rescued and Hetrick was apprehended. They were both found in Texas.

    The US Marshals Service said the child appeared to be in good health, and is in the care of child protective services.

  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Finally some good news!
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  11. Canucklady

    Canucklady Well-Known Member

    Thank God!! I've been so worried about this beautiful young girl. Crying tears of joy right now.
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  12. Canucklady

    Canucklady Well-Known Member

    He got her all the way to Texas, thank goodness she was found before he got her out of the country (if that was his intent)
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