Search is on for missing Virginia girl

Posted at 3:25 PM, Apr 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-29 15:25:36-04

Brunswick Co., Va. – The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help with locating a missing 15-year-old girl.

Shybera Sydnor has long, black hair with brown highlights, and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, pink flowered shirt, black pants and gray sneakers with pink shoelaces. She does occasionally wear glasses.

Sydnor was last seen April 19, 2014, when she voluntarily left a residence in the 200 block of Thomasburg Lane in Freeman, Va.
The teenager was supposed to stay at that residence temporarily until she could return to her foster home in Greensville County, Va. Sydnor left on foot, according to officials.

“This young lady does have a troubled history with running away from foster care guardians in several neighboring jurisdictions,” said Brunswick County Sheriff Brian K. Roberts. “However, she has never been gone for this long and we are now seriously concerned for her safety and welfare.”

The sheriff’s office has spent the past 10 days circulating fliers and checking with neighboring jurisdictions in an effort to find Sydnor. The sheriff’s office has followed up on several sightings of the teenager reported in Greensville County and Emporia.

“We have received information that she may be headed for New York, where she has a sibling also in foster care,” said Sheriff Roberts. “We are asking anyone who might recognize Shybera or have any information on her whereabouts to please contact us. She is not in trouble with the law. We just want to make sure she is not in danger or has been harmed in any way.”

Anyone with information concerning Shybera Sydnor can call the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 434-848-3133 or the Brunswick County Crimes Solvers at 1-866-884-5732.