Please help us spread the word about Virginia Paris out of Lompoc, California by sharing this report.
UPDATE — We are thrilled to announce that Virginia was dropped off by her kidnapper at a casino and she is now with Law Enforcement and Family and within hours, her kidnapper, Joseph, was apprehended! Thank you to all who shared this report. <3
BY REQUEST — This missing person was submitted via our submission form and is being created by user request. California Missing Report has been informed that police have been made aware of Virginia Paris’s disappearance.
ORIGINAL REPORT: LOMPOC — The missing’s Daughter and Son-in-Law is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing 55 year old Virginia Paris out of the Lompoc, California area.
Virginia was last seen on September 1, 2017 in Solvang, California. She was last seen wearing a light colored shirt.
Virginia is in immediate danger, believed to be kidnapped, possible kidnapping suspect is Joseph Hetzel. Joseph is described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, with brown hair and blues eyes. He was last seen wearing a light blue shirt, authorities said. The man is suspected to have access to firearms and should be considered armed and dangerous. He has previously served time in prison for possession of items used to make explosive devices, using explosive devices with the intent to terrorize, felony vandalism and criminal threats, authorities said. He has received restraining orders in the past by other people.
Calls to both Virginia’s and Hetzel’s cellphones have been unsuccessful and they are believed to be either turned off or no longer functioning.
PLEASE, Virgina is in great danger in Joseph’s company and we need to all come together and watch for her. DO NOT engage if Joseph is present, just call 911 or the police number listed below.
Virginia is described as:
• GENDER: Female.
• HAIR: Brown.
• EYES: Brown.
• HEIGHT: 5 Feet 7 Inches.
• WEIGHT: 135 Pounds.
Do you know something?
If you have any information in regards to Virginia’s whereabouts, you are being asked to contact the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department at 805 681 4100 immediately.
Want to stay anonymous?
If you wish to remain anonymous with your information, you are welcome to call California Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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