KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Searching for Missing Elderly Woman with Dementia (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Searching for Missing Elderly Woman with Dementia (Update)
DATE: March 6, 2023
CASE #: 23-004625
Update: Glenda J. Summey has been found safe and is no longer considered a missing person. Special appreciation goes out to our fellow first responders at the Kingsport Fire Department for their assistance and expertise in locating Ms. Summey in a timely manner.

As previously released:

On the evening of March 6, 2023 Glenda J. Summey was reported missing to the Kingsport Policed Department. She reportedly suffers from dementia and does not communicate well. She was last seen at around 5:00 PM this evening at a condominium in the 200 block of Willowbend Lane in Kingsport. She is believed to have wandered off on foot.

While foul play is not suspected, due to her advanced age and diminished capacity, every possible effort is being made to locate her as soon as possible. A search is currently in progress. An automated emergency communication message has already been distributed throughout the area, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (T.B.I.) will be assisting K.P.D. by issuing a Silver Alert as soon as that process can be completed.

Ms. Summey is a 79 year old white female adult. She has blue eyes and gray hair. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing pink pants, an unknown color shirt, and gray slide on shoes. Photographs of her are included with this release.

Anyone who sees her is asked to make every possible effort to keep her in sight and call the Kingsport Police Department immediately at 423-246-9111 or simply call 911 if emergent conditions exist.

Name Glenda J. Summey
Age 79 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White


5 feet 3 inches

130 pounds

Hair/Eyes Blue Eyes

Gray Hair

Residency Kingsport, TN
Possible Clothing Pink Pants

Unknown Color Shirt

Gray Slide on Shoes

Last Known Location 200 Block of Willowbend Lane

Kingsport, TN

March 6, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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