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RUNAWAY
Name: Gavin Jones
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 01/23/2008   Age: 14
Height: 5ft10in   Weight: 200
Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown
Case: 22-029384, 22-029361
Last Known Location: Bradshaw Rd, Knoxville
Missing Persons As Of: 08/08/2022
Gavi left his home, stealing his mother’s 2019 green Chevy Equinox with TN Tag 876 BDBB, during the early morning hours of August 8th. He may be heading to Wayne County, West Virginia to see his runaway girlfriend, Isabel, 13. If you see the car or Gavin do not approach him, call law enforcement at 9-1-1. If you have information on his whereabouts call Crime Stoppers at **TIPS or go to www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org. 
 
 
 
 
 
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RUNAWAY
Name: Rain Johnson
Gender: Female   Race: Black
DOB: 06/04/2007   Age: 15
Height: 5ft9in   Weight: 250
Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown
Case: 22-015129
Last Known Location: Selma Avenue, Knoxville
Missing Persons As Of: 04/25/2022
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FOUND
Name: Aaryn Kelise Johnson
Gender: Female   Race: Black
DOB: 08/30/2007   Age: 14
Height: 5ft7in   Weight: 150
Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown
Case: 22-009331
Last Known Location: Lovell Road, Knoxville
Missing Persons As Of: 03/14/2022
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MISSING PERSON
Name: Melanie Georgette Robertson
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 07/14/1977   Age: 45
Height: 5ft0in   Weight: 150
Hair: Black   Eyes: Hazel
Case: 22-016987
Last Known Location: Near Walmart on Walker Springs, Knoxville
Missing Persons As Of: 05/17/2022
Have you seen Melanie Georgette Robertson? She was last seen on May 17, 2022 near the Walmart on Walker Springs. She has not been seen or heard from since. Robertson is currently homeless and there is concern for her well-being. If you have seen her or know her whereabouts contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers - Click on the Submit a Tip link at the top of this page, call **TIPS, or use the P3 TIPS app. Your tip may = $$$$. 
 
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MISSING PERSON
Missing Persons As Of: 03/26/2013
Name: Sharon Leinart
Nickname: Angela
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 10/28/1954   Age: 67
Height: 5ft7in   Weight: 135
Hair: Blonde   Eyes: Brown
Case: 13-010258

9-YEARS AGO SHARON LEINART WAS REPORTED MISSING BY HER SISTER

Sharon’s sister last heard from her on January 23, 2013 then on March 26, 2013 she contacted the Knoxville Police Department to report her missing. Sharon was 58 at the time and was known to frequent areas around the Salvation Army and KARM, as well as area hotels. She also was known to use the name “Angela.” During her last contact with her family, Sharon indicated she had been picked up by someone and presumably was taken to stay at their house. The circumstances of Sharon’s disappearance were concerning at the time and remain concerning today. However, investigators and her family remain hopeful of reunification and will remain so until that possibility is exhausted. If anyone has any information, no matter how small it may seem, regarding Sharon, please contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers. Call **TIPS, go online to www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or use the P3 TIPS app.

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FOUND
Name: Christen Alanna Beth Griffith
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 08/12/2005   Age: 17
Height: 5ft4in   Weight: 95
Hair: Brown   Eyes: Blue
Case: 22-022397
Last Known Location: Lake Brook Academy - Knoxville
Missing Persons As Of: 06/16/2022

Have you seen Breonna Stacy Gardner, 17 or Christen Griffith, 16? They both ran away from Lake Brook Academy at 10:20 pm on June 16, 2022 and are believed to be heading to the Athens, TN or Chattanooga, TN areas. There is great concern for the safety of both girls. If you see either girl call 9-1-1. If you have any information on their whereabouts the contact East TN Valley Crime Stoppers at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or text us at **TIPS.

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FOUND
Name: Breonna Stacy Gardner
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 12/27/2004   Age: 17
Height: 5ft6in   Weight: 135
Hair: Red   Eyes: Brown
Case: 22-022397
Last Known Location: Lake Brook Academy - Knoxville
Missing Persons As Of: 06/16/2022

Have you seen Breonna Stacy Gardner, 17 or Christen Griffith, 16? They both ran away from Lake Brook Academy at 10:20 pm on June 16, 2022 and are believed to be heading to the Athens, TN or Chattanooga, TN areas. There is great concern for the safety of both girls. If you see either girl call 9-1-1. If you have any information on their whereabouts the contact East TN Valley Crime Stoppers at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or text us at **TIPS.

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FOUND
Name: Meghan Kay Carter
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 03/18/1998   Age: 24
Height: 5ft3in   Weight: 120
Hair: Red   Eyes: Green
Case: 2022060098
Last Known Location: Exit 407 on I-40 in Sevier County
Missing Persons As Of: 05/24/2022

Have you seen missing person Meghan Kay Carter, 24? She was last seen around Exit 407 on I-40 in Sevier County on May 24, 2022 at around 6pm.  Megan may be in the Knox, Sevier or Jefferson County areas. She is believed to have several tattoos – “Brandon” on her upper left wrist, “Meghan” on her upper right wrist, “Thessa” on the inside of her left wrist, and “Nikkita” on the inside of her right wrist.

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MISSING PERSON
Name: Deontae Peak
Gender: Male   Race: Black
DOB: 02/17/2006   Age: 16
Height: 5ft8in   Weight: 145
Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown
Case: 22-020936
Last Known Location: Washburn Road
Missing Persons As Of: 06/06/2022
Deontae Peak was last seen at home by his parents at 6:30 pm on June 6, 2022. Deontae may be staying with friends whose parents are not aware that he has ran away from home. He is known to hangout at the Dollar General on Sutherland in Knoxville. Deontae is a student at Central High School on Jacksboro Pike. 
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MISSING PERSON
Name: Jeremy R Stout
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 08/22/1984   Age: 37
Height: 5ft5in   Weight: 180
Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown
Case: 22-016987
Last Known Location: MLK & Chestnut or the Greyhound Bus Station Lot on Cherry Street in Knoxville
Missing Persons As Of: 05/07/2022
UPDATE: Knoxville Police Investigators and Jeremy Stout’s family is making another plea to the community for help in locating Jeremy. Jeremy telephoned his mom on May 7th at around midnight telling her he was taking a bus from Cherry Street in Knoxville to their home in Kingsport, TN; however, he never made it. Greyhound is unable to confirm if his ticket was used, but there is no evidence to prove he actually got onto the bus. Investigators know he did not get off in either Greeneville or Johnson City and at this point believe he may still be in the Knoxville area. There is concern that he may have experienced a medical emergency and unable to ask for help. He is known to always carry the blue bag in the attached pictures. If you have seen Jeremy or know his whereabouts you can remain anonymous when you contact East TN Valley Crime Stoppers – Click the Submit a Tip link on this page, Online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or Text **TIPS. Let’s help bring Jeremy home safely and provide his mom and family peace of mind.
 
Just before midnight on May 7, 2022 he told his mom he was taking a bus from Cherry Street in Knoxville to their home in Kingsport, TN. His electronic ticket was used, but it is unknown if he ever got on the bus and his family have not heard from him since the call on the 7th saying he was coming home.
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MISSING PERSON
Name: Byron M. Edwards Jr.
Gender: Male   Race: Black
DOB: 08/23/1991   Age: 30
Height: 6ft1in   Weight: 205
Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown
Case: 22-010519
Last Known Location: Preston Ridge
Missing Persons As Of: 03/24/2022

Have you seen #missingperson Byron Edwards, 30? He was spotted this weekend in the Pleasant Ridge area. He has several medical conditions and if seen should not be approached. If seen call 9-1-1. If you know where he may be staying contact East TN Valley Crime Stoppers – Call: 865-215-7165, Text: **TIPS, Mobile App: P3 TIPS, or online at www.eastnvalleycrimestoppers.org. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a CASH reward.

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FOUND
Name: Lane Lister
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 09/30/2005   Age: 16
Height: 5ft10in   Weight: 145
Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown
Case: 22-012784
Last Known Location: 3400 Block of Kingston Pike, Knoxville
Missing Persons As Of: 04/08/2022
Lane was last seen at around 5 pm on April 8th driving his Subaru Forester on Kingston Pike in Knoxville then later spotted getting out of his car and heading out on foot down the 3400 block of Kingston Pike. He may be in the area of the Third Creek Greenway or staying with friends.
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RUNAWAY
Name: Krystiana Morris
Nickname: Krys
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 10/08/2004   Age: 17
Height: 5ft2in   Weight: 100
Hair: Brown   Eyes: Green
Case: 22-008685
Last Known Location: Green Grocers at 1101 Maryville Pike, Knoxville
Missing Persons As Of: 03/06/2022
Krystiana "Krys" Morris was last seen by her grandmother at the Green Grocers at around noon on March 6th. She was seen with her boyfriend, D.J. Trent. They may be together and in the South Knoxville area around Montgomery Village Apartments. 
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RUNAWAY
Name: Lea Tanay Huntington
Gender: Female   Race: Black
DOB: 12/11/2004   Age: 17
Height: 5ft6in   Weight: 180
Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown
Case: 22-005421
Last Known Location: Bethel Avenue, Knoxville, TN
Missing Persons As Of: 02/11/2022

Have you seen runaway Lea Huntington or know her whereabouts? She left home on February 11, 2022 to spend the night at her cousin’s house; however, she never showed up. Her family fears she may have went to the Atlanta area to meet up with someone she met on Instagram. Family was told that she may have left in an Uber to go to the Greyhound bus station in Knoxville to head to Georgia.

 

If you know where missing person Lea Huntington is contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165, www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app.

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RUNAWAY
Name: Mariah Murray
Gender: Female   Race: Black
DOB: 12/19/2005   Age: 16
Height: 5ft7in   Weight: 140
Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown
Case: 22-004470
Last Known Location: Lula Powell Drive, Knoxville
Missing Persons As Of: 02/07/2022
Mariah was last seen leaving her home on Lula Powell Drive in Knoxville on February 7, 2022. It is believed she may be with her sister, Meagan who left home in January. Mariah attends Austin East HS. 
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FOUND
Name: Kemian Strawder
Gender: Male   Race: Black
DOB: 12/07/2005   Age: 16
Height: 5ft9in   Weight: 240
Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown
Case: 22-001989
Last Known Location: Mystic River Way, Knoxville
Missing Persons As Of: 01/18/2022
Kemian attends Powell HS.
Kemian's father last saw Kemian at home when he left for work on January 18th. Kemian was seen going into another apartment in the complex and then leaving that apartment around 3 pm. It is unknown where he went and he has not been heard from since. 
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RUNAWAY
Name: Matthew Cespedes
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 12/12/2005   Age: 16
Height: 5ft6in   Weight: 115
Hair: Brown   Eyes: Hazel
Case: 22-001776
Last Known Location: Food City at 4805 Broadway, Knoxville, TN Mountain Brooks Apts. - Prestwick Ridge Way, Knoxville, TN
Missing Persons As Of: 01/16/2022

As of April 7, 2022, while in t he process of being returned to his father he ran away again while stopped at the Food City at 4805 Broadway in Knoxville. 

Have you seen #missingperson Matthew Cespedes? On 1/16/22 he left his home on Prestwick Ridge Way in Knoxville on foot leaving a note saying he was with a friend and would be gone a few days. If you know Matthew’s whereabouts contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165, www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app.  

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MISSING PERSON
Name: Tracy Joann Walton
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 12/12/1979   Age: 42
Height: 5ft1in   Weight: 180
Hair: Black   Eyes: Hazel
Case: 21-041293
Last Known Location: 2110 Branner Street, Knoxville, TN
Missing Persons As Of: 10/30/2021

Tracy was last seen by her mother on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at about 1:30 pm on their front porch at 2110 Branner Street in Knoxville. Tracy was involved in a bad motor vehicle crash in September that resulted in her right arm being amputated, as well as memory loss. She has no history of wandering off or being away from home leading her mother to believe she may be in danger.

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MISSING PERSON
Name: Christina Stoddard
Nickname: Sheba
Gender: Female   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 04/07/1980   Age: 42
Height: 5ft3in   Weight: 120
Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown
Last Known Location: Around the Walmart on Clinton Highway
Missing Persons As Of: 10/26/2007
Nearly 14 years after Christina Stoddard was reported as missing, Knoxville Police Department Special Crimes Unit investigators are continuing to seek any information from the public regarding her possible whereabouts or the circumstances of her disappearance.
 
On October 30, 2007, Christina was reported missing at the age of 27. She was last seen four days before that, on October 26, 2007, in the area of the Clinton Highway Wal-Mart at around 12:30 p.m. At the time of her disappearance, she was approximately 5’3 and 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Christina often went by the nickname “Sheba” and had a tattoo of a skull on her left bicep.
 
Much about the events surrounding Christina’s disappearance remain unknown. Though there is no definitive evidence to indicate foul play, her extended absence is at a minimum cause for suspicion.
 
Investigators are confident that there are people with information about the circumstances of Christina’s disappearance and hopeful that after 14 years’ time those individuals will share that information.
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MISSING PERSON
Name: David Edward Dareing
Gender: Male   Race: Caucasian
DOB: 09/09/1968   Age: 53
Height: 6ft2in   Weight: 190
Hair: Brown   Eyes: Hazel
Case: 21-033966
Last Known Location: 7310 Stockton Drive, Knoxville, TN
Missing Persons As Of: 08/01/2021
David left the sober living facility on 8/01/21 to visit his brother in Richmond, VA. He left in his white 2005 Land Rover with Texas tags and was last spotted in the Chesapeake, VA area on August. 6th. He could be in either Knoxville, Virginia or Eastern NC. He has experience working on solar energy farms and may be looking for work in these areas.  
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