This is a post from the Nelson County, VA Sheriff’s office at 2:44 PM Sunday afternoon.
More as we know.
The Nelson County, VA Sheriff is holding a press conference at 5:30 PM today regarding autistic 14 year old Azalia Berrian of Afton, VA. Our media partners at @CBS19News will be there covering. We will update as we know. #vamissing
Below updated from Nelson County, VA Sheriff’s Office at 4:43 PM 6.5.2020
As the search for missing autistic 14 year old Azalia Berrian continues (our original story on the search by clicking here) a new piece of information was discovered around midnight Thursday. What’s believed to the the bicycle of the missing girl was found atop of Afton Mountain on a road near Swannanoa.
The call went out late Thursday for the public’s help in searching for the missing teen. Afton resident and U.S. Congressman Denver Riggleman was one of roughly 20 people including law enforcement that were searching.
“We had been there about an hour around midnight when we stumbled upon bike on top of Afton Mountain near Swannanoa. We saw the bike in a ditch going up hill.”
Riggleman tells us he and others continued searching after finding the bike.
“We walked hundreds of yards going up near the parkway yelling for her.”
Anyone that may have seen the missing teen riding the bike or has any information about this case is urged to contact the Nelson County Sheriff’s office (434-263-7050) or the Virginia State Police (434-352-7128) immediately.
The search is intensifying today.