KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Investigating Missing Juvenile (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Investigating Missing Juvenile (Update)
DATE: December 31, 2019
CASE #: 19-023251
Update: Lee Troupe, who was reported missing to the Kingsport Police Department in October 2019, has been located safe and is no longer considered a missing juvenile.

As previously released:

On the afternoon of October 4, 2019, Lee Troupe (16 year old black male juvenile) was reported as missing to the Kingsport Police Department by a family member. Troupe reportedly left his Kingsport residence at approximately 8:00 AM two days earlier and has yet to return home.

While foul play is not suspected, due to his minor age and the extended time frame, 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 Lee Charles Troupe
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Black


5 feet 10 inches

155 pounds



Black hair

Brown 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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