Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

Suspect Arrested, Critically Missing Alert Still in Effect for Amy Renee Fabian

Homicide Suspect arrested after Police Chase in Raleigh, N.C.

May 24, 2019 - 5:22 pm

CUMBERLAND, Va. – The suspect in that Cumberland County Murder Abduction is behind bars in North Carolina today. George Knisley is held on one count of 1st degree murder. But a critically missing alert is still in effect for 43 year old Amy Renee Fabian alledgedly abducted by Knisley from the home she shared with the unidentified murder victim. Fabian is 5'8, brown eyes and hair and weighs 124 pounds. Police are also lookikng for a stolen white For F350 truck license number 22L-231. Call 911 if you know anthing about Fabians whereabouts. 

Knisley was taken into custody late Friday night after a high speed chase involving police in Raleigh, N.C. This time he was driving a vehicle stolen in North Carolina. Knisley's held on a 1st degree murder charge and for questioning in the disappearance of Amy Renee Fabian. She has not been seen since Knisley alledgedly abducted her from the home she shared with the murder victim. Knisley later car jacked a 2013 Honda Civic at gunpoint before fleeing the area. The following is a summary of events provided by Virginia State Police.


On Friday morning, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Virginia State Police, started investigating a multi-faceted incident that involves a Cumberland County homicide, a missing Cumberland County woman, a carjacking in South Hill, Va., and the ongoing search for a suspect.

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 a residence in the 200 block of Mount Airy Lane. Upon arriving at the location, an adult male was found deceased inside the residence. A female, Amy Renee Fabian, 43, who lived at that residence, was not located at the residence.

At this stage of the investigation, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating George William Knisley, 41, of Carroll County, Md., as a suspect in the adult male’s homicide and Fabian’s disappearance. Knisley is believed to have left the residence on Mount Airy Lane driving a 2002 white, Ford F350 work truck.

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During the course of the investigation into the Cumberland County homicide, 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 then fled the scene. The woman was not injured.

The 2013 Honda Civic is white and has a Virginia license “LAR 64.”

Knisley is a white male with brown eyes and brown hair. He is 5’11 in height and weighs 180 lbs. He has a full beard and tattoos on his arms.

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

The search is also ongoing for the F350 work truck, which was reported stolen out of Maryland May 23, 2019. The truck is white with “Alleghany Industries” displayed on the side and has a license plate of “22L 231.”