KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Requests Citizens to Help Be on the Lookout for Missing 16 Year Old (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Requests Citizens to Help Be on the Lookout for Missing 16 Year Old (Update)
DATE: July 24, 2020
CASE #: 20-015408
Update: Nathaniel Bear has been located safe and is no longer considered a missing juvenile.

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is asking area residents to help be on the lookout for a 16 year old juvenile, Nathaniel Bear, who was recently reported missing by a family member. He was last seen on the evening of July 19th in the 1500 block of Granby Road in Kingsport.

While the Kingsport Police Department has no reason to suspect foul play in this case, due to his minor age, Detectives are making every possible effort to locate him. A photo and description have been included in this release.

Anyone who sees him, or who may know his current whereabouts, is asked to contact Detectives in 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 Nathaniel Bear
Age 16 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White


5 feet 4 inches

270 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Last Known Clothing Gray Shorts

Navy Blue Shirt

White Nike Slide 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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