UPDATE: As of 6:44 p.m., the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) reported that a missing 15-year-old from Sullivan County has been found safe.
The TBI reported Desmond Hensley, who was previously considered missing and endangered, was found safe in Greene County.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) are asking the public for help in locating missing and endangered 15-year-old Desmond Hensley.
The TBI issued an endangered child alert for Hensley on Saturday afternoon.
According to a tweet from the TBI, he was reportedly last seen at his home in Piney Flats around 1 a.m. Saturday morning wearing blue jeans and a green cut-off shirt. Hensley is 5’10” and weighs 250 pounds; he has brown hair and hazel eyes, the TBI said.
The post from the TBI said Hensley has a medical condition that may impair his ability to return home without help. The post adds he may be in possession of a knife. A post from the SCSO states, “It is believed that Desmond left on foot; however, that is not confirmed.”
Anyone with information on Desmond Hensley’s whereabouts is asked to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBIFIND or the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) at (423)-279-7330.