KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Request Citizen Input in Locating Missing Juvenile (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Request Citizen Input in Locating Missing Juvenile (Update)
DATE: May 15, 2019
CASE #: 19-010396
On May 15, 2019 at approximately 8:30 PM, Mahala J. Norris was located safe and sound and subsequently should no longer be considered a missing juvenile.

As previously released:

On the morning of May 14, 2019 a juvenile, Mahala J. Norris, was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by her grandfather/guardian. Mahala was last seen at the Eastman Recreation Area, located at 406 Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport.

Based upon the investigation thus far, foul play is not suspected; however, based upon her minor age and her personal history, there is reason to be concerned for her safety and welfare.

Mahala is a 13 year old white female juvenile with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs roughly 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts, a white crop top shirt, and black sandals.

Two photos of Mahala are included with this release. Anyone who sees her or who may know her current whereabouts is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

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:

Name Mahala J. Norris
Age 13 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White


5 feet 4 inches

130 pounds



Brown hair

Brown eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last known clothing Blue jean shorts

White crop top shirt

Black sandals

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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