Missing Norfolk teens found safe, police say; Virginia Beach man arrested for hoax during search

Posted at 6:37 AM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 21:35:50-05

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Police Department announced a Virginia Beach man has been arrested and charged for a hoax involving the search for two missing teenage girls.

Christopher M. Dunlap

On Wednesday around 8:50 p.m., police were alerted to a man demanding money in exchange for one of the missing teens. Detectives found the man, 19-year-old Christopher M. Dunlap, and arrested him in Virginia Beach.

An investigation determined that the “ransom” was a hoax.

Dunlap was charged with one felony count of attempting to obtain money under false pretenses. He is being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

Thursday night, police said 14-year-old Sincerity Ennels and 15-year-old Emily Morrison have been found and have returned home safe.

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