Virginia homicide suspect arrested, search for missing woman continues

Police say Sunday they still don't know where Amy Fabian is

Courtesy of Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy of Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va.Update: 8:30 p.m. Sunday:

State Police have identified the man found dead in a missing woman's home as 29-year-old Powhatan resident Matthew Broyles.

His remains have been taken to the Richmond Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.

George Knisley IV is charged with 1st degree murder for Broyles' death.  He was taken into custody Saturday in Raliegh, and is awaiting extradition to Cumberland County.

Cumberland County deputies say the search continues for Amy Fabian, who lives in the home where Broyles was found Friday.

As we've reported, Knisley is believed to have left Fabian's home on Mount Airy Lane driving a Ford F350 work truck stolen from Maryland.

Authorities say the truck is white with the name "Alleghany Industries" written on the side.  The license plate number is 22L 231.  Deputies say it could be anywhere between Cumberland and Mecklenburg counties.

Knisley is also reported to have stolen a 2013 HondaCivic in North Carolina Friday evening, the wherebaouts of that car are unknown as well.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information about the whereabouts of Amy Renee Fabian and/or either of the stolen vehicles to call 911 or (804)492-4120 or the Virginia State Police at #77.

Update: 10 a.m. Saturday:
Virginia State Police said Saturday that a Maryland man wanted in a Cumberland County homicide has been arrested. 

Authorities in North Carolina reported that they have George Knisley IV, of Carroll County, Maryland, in custody.

Police are still looking for Amy Fabian, 43, of Cumberland County, Virginia, who was reported missing. Authorities said they want to question Knisley in her disappearance.

Fabian is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 124 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and state police are actively following up on leads related to Fabian’s disappearance, a state police spokeswoman said Saturday.

Police said they believe Knisley stole a third vehicle late Friday in North Carolina. Later, he was involved in a pursuit with Raleigh, North Carolina, police, who took him into custody. He’s facing a first-degree murder charge and additional charges are pending.

The incident began around 3:30 a.m. Friday when the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a homicide occurring at a home in the 200 block of Mount Airy Lane. 

Officers found an adult male dead inside Fabian’s residence. Fabian herself was not there.

Knisley is believed to have left Fabian's residence on Mount Airy Lane driving a 2002 white Ford F-350 work truck, which was reported stolen Thursday in Maryland. The truck is white with “Alleghany Industries” displayed on the side and has a license plate of 22L 231.


The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is urging the public to keep an eye out for this now-abandoned truck, shown in the picture above, and to call 911, (804) 492-4120 or state police at #77 with any information about Amy Fabian or any of the stolen vehicles.

Original story:
Authorities are searching for a Maryland man after a homicide and the disappearance of a woman in Virginia, according to NBC 12

George Kinsley, 41, of Carroll County, Maryland, is wanted by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office after a murder was reported in the 2000 block of Mount Airy Lane at 3:30 a.m. Thursday. 

The NBC affiliate reports that a man was found dead in the home and Amy Fabian, 43, who lived in the home, was not found when officers arrived. 

Authorities tell NBC 12 that Kinsley is a suspect in both Fabian's disappearance and the murder of the man officers found early Thursday morning.

Kinsley is believed to have left the home in a 2002 Ford F-350 work truck with "Alleghany Industries" written on the side. It was reported stolen in Maryland on Wednesday. The truck has Virginia license plate LAR 64. 

Kinsley has been described as a 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with brown eyes, brown hair a full beard and tattoos on his arms. 

 Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 492-4120 or Virginia State Police at #77.

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