KPD e-News Release: Runaway Juvenile Has Returned Home

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

SUBJECT: Runaway Juvenile Has Returned Home
DATE: December 8, 2015
CASE #: 15-026583
On December 8, 2015 at approximately 7:30 AM, Renee Robinson returned home voluntarily. She is no longer considered missing and endangered. The investigation is ongoing by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division. The Kingsport Police Department wishes to thank everyone who helped searched for her and spread the word.

As previously released:

On December 7, 2015 at approximately 10:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a residence in the 1200 block of White Street in the Tellico Hills neighborhood of Kingsport in reference to a runaway juvenile. Officers spoke with the residents who reported that their 12 year old daughter, Renee Robinson, had run away from home approximately one hour earlier after becoming upset over a disciplinary matter.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division was called to the scene to assist in the investigation. An extensive search, including the use of a Bloodhound, was conducted throughout the surrounding neighborhood to no avail. Due to her minor age and the expected overnight near freezing temperatures in the forecast, she is to be considered missing and endangered.

Renee left the home on foot at approximately 9:00 PM. She is a 12 year old white female, 5 feet 3 inches in height, weighing 160 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. When she left, she was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt, blue jeans, and yellow shoes. She was last seen carrying a small backpack.

Anyone who may have any information regarding her location is asked to contact the Kingsport Police Department immediately by calling Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111. Anyone who sees her is asked to make every effort to keep her in sight until police arrival.

While Central Dispatch is the preferred point of contact for relaying information in this incident, alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

Citizens are urged to be advised that anonymous tips submitted online may not be received in as timely a manner as phone calls.

Name Renee Robinson
Age 12 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency 1200 Block of White Street

Tellico Hills Neighborhood

Kingsport, TN



5 feet, 3 inches

160 pounds



Brown Hair

Hazel Eyes



Navy Blue Sweatshirt

Blue Jeans

Yellow Shoes

Other Last Seen Carrying a Small Backpack

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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