UPDATE SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that 2-year-old June Simpson has been found safe.
On a post on the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Twitter page, authorities reported June was found safely around 1:20 a.m.
Authorities also thanked everyone who helped in the search.
Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said June was found due to technology that picked up her heat signature in tall grass.
Sheriff Cassidy told News Channel 11 that after several hours she was cold, but otherwise would be ok.
UPDATE: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an AMBER Alert for missing 2-year-old June Simpson of Sullivan County.
TBI says Simpson was last seen Monday evening along Mitchell Road, which is located off Eastern Star Road and I-26 exit 10.
She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, gray leggings, and purple unicorn boots, according to TBI.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND or the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 423-279-7330.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office initially reported that Simpson was 3-years-old. Sheriff Jeff Cassidy clarified that she is 2-years-old about to turn three.
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Sullivan County authorities are searching for a missing 2-year-old in the Eastern Star community.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is searching for June Simpson around the 400 block of Mitchell Road.
That’s located off Interstate 26 exit 10.
She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, gray leggings, and possibly rubber boots. The sheriff’s office says she is 3-feet tall, weighs 35 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes.
News Channel 11’s Anslee Daniel reports several agencies and a helicopter are involved in the search.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1.
News Channel 11 is awaiting additional information from the sheriff’s office.
This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com and the WJHL News app.