Virginia Cops Search for Missing Teenage Girl

Anjelica Hadsell, 18, has been missing since March 2.

ByEMILY SHAPIRO
March 21, 2015, 5:52 PM
PHOTO: Search and rescue crews were looking for missing 18-year-old Anjelica Hadsell near a heavily wooded and marshy area in Chesapeake, Va., March 21, 2015.
Search and rescue crews were looking for missing 18-year-old Anjelica Hadsell near a heavily wooded and marshy area in Chesapeake, Va., March 21, 2015.
Norfolk Police Department

— -- Police combed a wooded area in coastal Chesapeake, Virginia, today in search of a missing 18-year-old girl.

Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell has been missing since March 2, the Norfolk Police Department said.

Authorities developed a lead that led to today's search area, which Sam Shenouda of the Norfolk Police Department described as large, wooded and remote.

The investigation is ongoing, Shenouda said, so no other information about Hadsell's possible condition could be confirmed.

"We're not taking anything off the table," Shenouda said, adding that the police are "trying to consider every possibility."

Hadsell is described as standing at 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds, according to police.

Hadsell, a Longwood University freshman who was home for spring break, was last seen around 7 a.m. on March 2 at her family's home in Norfolk.

Two days later, Norfolk police received a tip that Hadsell had been sighted on Virginia Commonwealth University's campus, two hours away from where she was last seen by family.

Investigators said there is no evidence of foul play, but her family and friends say she wouldn't disappear on purpose.

"This is not Anjelica," her friend Andre Barr told ABC News. "We all know her, we know how she would act and this is not -- this is out of character."

ABC News' Corinne Cathcart contributed to this report.

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