4-year-old Virginia girl returned safe; alleged abductor turns himself in

Annabelle Richardson (Photo: Virginia State Police)
Annabelle Richardson (Photo: Virginia State Police)

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) —  A 4-year-old girl who was likely abducted and was believed to be in extreme danger was returned safe Tuesday morning, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Dylan Richardson (Photo: Virginia State Police)
Dylan Richardson (Photo: Virginia State Police)

Annabelle Doretha Hope Richardson had been last seen at 400 Thomas Jefferson Highway in Charlotte, Virginia. She went missing on Nov. 9.

Annabelle is 3 feet tall and weighs 22 pounds. She has green eyes, short blond hair and a broken front tooth.

Authorities said she was likely abducted by 24-year-old Dylan James Richardson. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says Dylan Richardson is Annabelle’s non-custodial father.

The sheriff’s office Tuesday morning that Dylan Richardson turned himself and Annabelle in to police.

They were said to have been traveling to New Jersey in a burgundy Chevy van, with Virginia plates VMG2332.