Every year in the United States nearly 400,000 children are reported missing. That is a staggering statistic.

Nearly 400 Children Go Missing Annually in Tennessee

In Tennessee alone, officials say that number is nearly 400 every year, according to reports. Below you will find 40 children who have been reported missing, as shared by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, a missing person is someone whose whereabouts is unknown to someone who has normal contact with them like a parent or caregiver. They say a missing person can be someone who has been abducted or may be someone who left home on their own.

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<p>A missing person is someone whose whereabouts is unknown to a parent, caretaker or others who have normal contact with the person. A missing person can be a child who has left home on their own, anyone who has been involuntarily abducted, or any individual who cannot return to safety without assistance. There is no waiting period to report a person missing.</p><p> </p>
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40 of the Missing Children in the State of Tennessee

The children listed below to not represent every missing person in the state of Tennessee. Some of them are active Endangered Children Alerts from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and some are children who are missing in Tennessee that the TBI is working with other law enforcement agencies to locate.

If you have information about any of the children seen below, please call 1-800-TBI-FIND or email TipsToTBI@tbi.tn.gov.

[Source: GlobalMissingKids.orgTennessee Bureau of Investigations]

These 40 Children are Currently Missing in Tennessee - Have You Seen Them?

This is not a comprehensive list of every missing child in the state of Tennessee. The children included below may be involved in a variety of circumstances, including:
  • Parental abductions
  • Children considered at-risk
  • Those who've left home on their own
  • Individuals who meet the criteria for AMBER
  • Endangered Child
  • Other types of cases in which publicity may prove helpful in locating them

If you have any information regarding any of these children, please contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation by calling 1-800-TBI-FIND or email TipsToTBI@tbi.tn.gov.

Gallery Credit: Kat Mykals

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