KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing 12 Year Old Girl

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing 12 Year Old Girl
DATE: December 9, 2022
CASE #: 22-024336
On the afternoon of December 8, 2022, Amaya Rochelle Haywood was reported as a missing juvenile to the Kingsport Police Department. She was reportedly last seen earlier that afternoon in the 1000 block of University Boulevard in Kingsport. While there is no known reason to suspect foul play at this time, due to her minor age, every possible effort is being made to locate her.

Amaya is a 12 year old white female. She is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs roughly 100 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing black and red checkered pajama pants, a black hooded sweatshirt, and red and black athletic shoes. Her photograph is included with this release.

Anyone who sees her, or who may potentially know her 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 Amaya Rochelle Haywood
Age 12 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White


5 feet

100 pounds

Hair/Eyes Brown hair

Hazel eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN
Possible Clothing Black and red checkered pajama pants

Black hooded sweatshirt

Red and black athletic shoes

Last Known Location 1000 block of University Blvd.

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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