Sanford was last seen on December 2, 2010 when she left for school. Her parents reported her missing. It was believed that she was in the company of Nicky Liu, a 20-year-old man from Berryville, VA.
LCSO investigators received information that indicated she was in Knoxville. They contacted Knoxville police, who issued a press release asking for the public’s help. A citizen responded with a possible location and Knoxville police located Jennifer at a motel. Nicky Liu was arrested and has been charged there with a sexual offense. He is being held on $1 million bond and will have a hearing next week.
Jennifer has been reunited with her parents. The investigation is continuing and Liu may face additional charges in Loudoun Co. Federal authorities may also become involved.