|Kingsport Police Department
Dale Phipps, Interim Chief of Police
200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660
|SUBJECT:||Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Two Unattended Children (Update)|
|DATE:||February 8, 2021|
|Update: These two children are now safe. They have been identified and located. The investigation is ongoing.
As previously released:
On February 7, 2021 at approximately 10:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to the Zoomerz gas station and convenience store, located at 1673 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport, in reference to two unattended children. The children asked the clerk for a ride, but then left the store prior to police arrival. They were last seen walking south on Eastman Road toward the Green Acres neighborhood. The children are described as follows:
Approximately 10 years of age
Long dark curly hair
Gray or green “Carhartt type” work coat
Camouflage sweat pants
Wearing a dark colored backpack
Approximately 6 years of age
Long straight brown hair
Pink/purple long-sleeved dress
Wearing a backpack with some type of print on it
Photos of the children, taken from surveillance camera footage, are included in this release.
The children indicated that their father’s first name may possibly be “Robert.”
Their current whereabouts are unknown. Anyone who sees them, may know their identities or their current whereabouts, or may have any information related to this investigation, is asked to promptly contact the Kingsport Police Department by calling 423-246-9111 (or simply call 911 if emergency conditions exist).
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:
|Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer
Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit
423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)