KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Teen

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Interim Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Attempting to Locate Missing Teen
DATE: March 8, 2021
CASE #: 21-004708
On the afternoon of March 6, 2021, Tanijah Benedetto was reported as a missing juvenile to the Kingsport Police Department. She was last seen in the 400 block of New Beason Well Road in Kingsport. While foul play is not suspected, Investigators are making every possible effort to locate her.

A photograph and detailed description are included with this release. Anyone who sees her or may know her 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 Tanijah Tearra Benedetto
Age 17 Years of Age
Gender/Race Black/Female


5 feet 8 inches

150 pounds

Hair/Eyes Red Hair

Brown Eyes

Other Description N/A
Residency Kingsport, TN
Possible Clothing Purple and Blue Puff Jacket

Black Tank Top

Black Skinny Jeans with Holes

Black Calf Boots

Last Known Location 400 Block of New Beason Well Road

Kingsport, TN

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)


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