Bethany Anne Decker missing since Jan. 29

Family members are growing increasingly concerned about a pregnant Loudoun County woman who hasn't been seen for a month.


Twenty-one-year-old Bethany Anne Decker was last seen on Jan. 29. Inside her apartment, there was no sign that she packed bags or had plans to leave. Her cell phone, bank account and credit cards have not been used since Jan. 29.

Family members reported her missing on Feb. 19. Decker has a 17-month-old son who has been living with his maternal grandmother in Richmond while she attended George Mason University full-time.

"I haven't heard from her and this is very out of the ordinary," said Decker's mother, Kim Nelson, who spoke by phone from her home in Richmond.

She says her daughter was with her husband, Emile, who was on leave from his Army National Guard deployment to Afghanistan. Emile went back overseas Feb. 2.

"As soon as he found that she was missing he did call," Nelson said. "He's just heartbroken."

Loudoun County Sheriff's Deputies searched Tuesday for clues in the woods near her Ashburn apartment.

We'd like the family reunited and hope that there is something beyond suspicion and foul-play in this type of situation," said Capt. Ken Pratt, a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Police say Decker's car remains parked at her apartment complex on Orchard Grass Terrace in Ashburn.

Decker is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall, 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is believed to be about 5 months pregnant.

Anyone with information is asked to call Loudoun County investigators at 703-777-0475.

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