Missing Family Found in Fluvanna County—(nbcwashington.com)

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By  MATTHEW STABLEY

Updated 8:45 PM EDT, Fri, Apr 17, 2009

Amy West is in custody more than a week after disappearing with her two sons.
FAIRFAX, Va. — A woman who disappeared with her two sons was found in Fluvanna County Friday afternoon, according to the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies located Amy West and her two children in the Lake Monticello area at about 4 p.m. after receiving a tip that she might be staying with friends. Those friends did not know she was wanted by authorities in Fairfax County, according to the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office. West and her sons, ages 6 and 1, had last been seen on April 8. On Monday, police charged West with felony parental abduction. Police described West as having a mental disorder, and said she may have been carrying a weapon. That weapon was not on her person when she was taken into custody, but it was found with her personal belongings. West was an IT specialist in the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001. Her sister Lisa Hall told News4 that mild anti-depressants were prescribed to West after she lost co-workers in the attack on the Pentagon. Hall and West’s ex-husband, Steve Blalock, who remained friends with West and did not have children with West, said West became distraught recently when she lost custody of her 1-year-old. West will appear before a Fluvanna County judge Monday and then be transferred to Fairfax County.