Authorities are focusing their search for a missing Cumberland County woman on Mecklenburg County after a South Hill woman’s car was stolen at gunpoint from her home Friday morning by someone who reportedly matched the description of a man wanted in connection with the disappearance of Amy Renee Fabian, 43, and the death of Matthew T. Broyles, 29, of Powhatan, Virginia. Fabian has been missing since Friday morning and is believed to have been abducted.
According to the Virginia State Police, George William Knisley IV of Carroll County, Maryland, was arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina, after a day-long search that began in Cumberland County. Authorities were looking for Knisley when the carjacking in South Hill occurred.
The South Hill Police Department responded to a 911 call that was placed at about 6:30 a.m. Friday morning from the woman whose car was stolen. The victim’s description of the perpetrator matched that of Knisley. The victim was not injured in the incident.
The Virginia State Police issued a critical missing adult alert on Friday for Fabian, described as a white female who is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 124 pounds, and has brown eyes and brown hair.
Knisley has now been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Broyles.
Knisley is believed to have left Cumberland County in a stolen 2002 White Ford F-350 four-door truck with Maryland Tag 22L231 and the words “Alleghany Industries” written on the side. Authorities are still looking for that truck. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Fabian or with information on the location of the vehicle is asked to contact the Virginia State Police at #77, contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 492-4120, or call 911.