Search Continues for Missing Cumberland County Woman; Murder Victim Identified

Amy Renee Fabian
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CUMBERLAND, Va. – The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for a missing 43-year-old woman who has not been seen since authorities responded to her residence early Friday morning.

A man who was found dead in Amy Renee Fabian's home has also been identified, and a Maryland man was charged with his murder.

The man has been identified as Matthew T. Broyles, 29, of Powhatan, Va. His remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination and autopsy. George W. Knisley IV, 41, of Carroll County, Maryland.has been charged with first-degree murder for Broyles' death.

Fabian is a white female with brown eyes and brown hair. She is 5-foot-8 in height and weighs 124 pounds, according to a release from Virginia State Police.

The incident began at approximately 3:30 a.m. Friday, when the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a homicide occurring at Fabian's residence in the 200 block of Mount Airy Lane. Upon arriving at the location, an adult male was found deceased inside Fabian's residence. Fabian was not there and has not been seen since, the release stated.

Knisley is believed to have left Fabian's residence on Mount Airy Lane driving a 2002 white, Ford F350 work truck, which was reported stolen out of Maryland on May 23. 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 still looking for the now-abandoned truck, which could be anywhere between Cumberland and Mecklenburg counties.

During the course of the investigation, the South Hill Police Department received a 911 call at about 6:30 a.m. Friday from a woman who was walking out to her car at her residence and encountered a male subject. The male, who fit Knisley’s description, threatened the woman at gunpoint and stole her 2013 Honda Civic. The man drove off in the Honda Civic. The woman was not injured.

The 2013 Honda Civic is white and has a Virginia license “LAR 64.” The whereabouts of the Honda Civic are still unknown.

Late Friday evening, Knisley is suspected of having stolen a third vehicle in North Carolina. Later that night, he was involved in a pursuit with Raleigh, N.C. Police. Raleigh Police took Knisley into custody on the murder charge awaiting extradition to Cumberland County. Additional charges are pending.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office continues to follow up on several leads and is still urging the public to call in with any information about Fabian or Kinsley. to call 911 or (804)492-4120 or the Virginia State Police at #77.

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