KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Man (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Man (Update)
DATE: November 3, 2020
CASE #: 20-022920
Update: Marlin H. Waddell has been found safe and is no longer considered a missing person.

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is attempting to locate missing person, Marlin H. Waddell, who has not been seen or heard from in a couple of weeks. While foul play is not suspected at this time, due to his age and possibly declining mental health, every possible effort is being made to locate him.

Mr. Waddell is a 66 year old white male adult. He is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs roughly 135 pounds. He has gray hair and green eyes. He was last seen on foot on October 18, 2020 on Interstate 26 near mile-marker 6 (Rock Springs Road interchange).

While he has resided in Kingsport for at least the past two years, there is an indication that he may be attempting to make his way to Atlanta, Georgia.

Anyone who sees him or 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 Marlin H. Waddell
Age 66 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White


5 feet 10 inches

135 pounds

Hair/Eyes Gray Hair

Green 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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