The Marshals Service feels that due possible sighting and path of travel , Shook and Wilson may possibly be in Wythe County and are asking that all county residents be on the lookout for Shook and Wilson.
14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson is believed to be with Ben Shook, a known sex offender. Smyth County Sheriff’s Office Major Chip Shuler said Friday night’s rain impacted the search effort.
The Virginia State Police search team was unable to use its helicopter Friday night because of severe storms. Investigators are watching the weather closely Saturday to see if the helicopter can be used to search.
Shuler also said the weather is a concern “for the young lady’s welfare.”