Missing 4-year-old girl found safe; Suspected abductor captured

4-year-old Kimberly Long

UPDATE: Kimberly Long was found unharmed in the Harrisonburg area of Rockingham County, according to Virginia State Police. The suspected abductor, Joel Long, has been captured.


SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police are looking for the man they say abducted a girl in southwest Virginia.

Joel Long

They say 4-year-old Kimberly Long is in extreme danger. The Smyth County Sheriff’s office says 26-year-old Joel Long likely abducted Kimberly.

The two were last seen around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police have not said how two may be related.

Police believe they may be driving in a 1998 maroon colored Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck heading towards the Roanoke area.

If you’ve seen them, call state police at 1-800-882-4453 or 911.