KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Juvenile (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Juvenile (Update)
DATE: October 31, 2019
CASE #: 19-025270
Update: Emmanuel Bear has been found safe and is no longer considered a missing juvenile.

As previously released:

On the evening of October 26, 2019, Emmanuel Bear (13 year old white male juvenile) was reported as missing to the Kingsport Police Department by a family member. Bear reportedly left his Kingsport residence earlier that evening and has yet to return home.

Foul play is not suspected; however, due to his minor age, Detectives are requesting citizen tips to help locate him. Anyone who knows his 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 Emmanuel Bear
Age 13 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White


5 feet

110 pounds



Brown hair

Blue eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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