Possible sighting of missing Norfolk teen at VCU

Posted at 10:55 PM, Mar 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-08 15:42:24-04

RICHMOND, Va. --  Virginia Commonwealth University students were making their way across snow-covered walkways Friday, headed to unknown destinations as spring break kicked off. But it's another unknown that had detectives in Norfolk, in close contact with VCU police.

Angelica "AJ" Hadsell, 18, may have been spotted on the Richmond campus Wednesday, a day after police said the teen was last seen at her parents Norfolk home.

"That's like a two hour drive, so it was surprising at first and kind of alarming," VCU freshman Teresa Majette said.

Majette learned about AJ's disappearance from her roommate. Although the missing teen is considered by law to be an adult, Majette said she understands the concern for the teen's whereabouts.

"She should be able to go wherever she wants to, but at the same time it's scary for the parents as well," Majette said.

"I keep in close contact with my child, she is away at college," parent Julie Baker said.

Baker has a daughter in college at Virginia Tech, but on Friday she was at VCU picking up her niece. The mother and aunt said not knowing, would be any parents worst nightmare.

"I couldn't even imagine," Baker said. "That's my biggest fear."

It's a fear police are working to dissolve, as Norfolk officers were out Friday going door-to-door talking with neighbors about the missing teen. Investigators have said, they do not believe there is foul play involved in AJ's disappearance. Still, they along with parent Julie Baker are hoping to soon get answers to those unknown questions.

"Just a quick 'Hello' is all we need," Baker said.

Angelica "AJ" Hadsell is described as 5' 6", weighing 120 pounds and has a mole beneath her bottom lip.

If you have any information call Norfolk Police at (757) 664-7026 or VCU Police at (804) 828-1234.