UPDATE: Kingsport Police: Missing mother, 3 children found safe


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)- UPDATE – A missing woman and her three children have been found safe, according to Kingsport police.

According to a release from the Kingsport Police Department, Whitney Elliot and her three children have all been found safe.

They are no longer considered endangered, according to the release.

The four were reported missing after Whitney failed to appear in court on Wednesday.


Kingsport Police are in search of a mother and her three young children after the mother failed to appear in court on Wednesday.

Kingsport Police officials said they are considering Whitney Elliot, 31, to be “missing” and her three young children to be “missing and endangered.”

Elliot’s children are Cloe Barnette, 3, Creed Elliot, 3, and Zandyn Elliot, 1.

A release issued Thursday said in part, “They are believed to possibly be traveling in a silver Kia Sedona minivan of unknown year with unknown license plate number.”

If you have any information about their whereabouts you are asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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