AMBER ALERT Issued for Missing 9 Year Old Carlie Trent of Rogersville, TN … Uncle Gary Simpson Suspect (VIDEO)
AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR 9 YEAR OLD CARLIE TRENT …
9 year old Carlie Trent of Rogersville, Tennessee has been missing since May 5, 2016. She never came home from school on Wednesday. According to Hawkins County Schools Director, Steve Starnes, “The individual who picked up Carlie Trent on May 4th had been designated in writing by the parent as having authority to pick the child up from school.”
57 year old Gary Simpson, the uncle by marriage of missing Carlie Marie Trent, picked his niece up at the school Wednesday after noon and removed her from school under false pretences.. The missing person case began as an endangered child alert late Wednesday night but was upgraded to an AMBER Alert by Thursday morning. Gary Simpson is believed to be driving a white Dodge Caravan with a dark stripe down the middle and Tennessee plates 173GPS.
Carlie Trent was removed from school Wednesday by her uncle by marriage, Gary Simpson, 57, under false pretenses, according to TBI. Police say Simpson told school officials Trent’s father was in a car accident and she may not be in school on Thursday as well. They said Simpson has no custodial rights to Carlie and their whereabouts are unknown.
Call the Rogersville Police Department at 423-272-7555 if you have information.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now issuing an AMBER alert for a missing 9-year-old Rogersville girl. Thursday morning, the alert was escalated from an endangered child alert after authorities issued a warrant for kidnapping.
Carlie’s mother Shannon Trent said, she just wants her daughter home as quickly as possible.
“I don’t understand why he did this,” said Trent. “I’m confused, our whole family is confused. We just want her back.”
Trent said as they wait for answers, she is just asking for one thing:
“Please bring her home, Gary…safe,” said Trent. “Carlie…we love you so much. Gary, please bring her home.”
Warrants for Kidnapping have been issued for Simpson as he has no custodial rights to Carlie. Their whereabouts are currently unknown, but officials believe they could be in Virginia or surrounding areas near the Tennessee, Virginia line.
Simpson was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge Conversion van with Tennessee License Plates: 173GPS. The van has a dark stripe down the middle with light gold running boards and chipped paint on the hood.
Carlie Trent is described as 4 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 75 pounds. Carlie has blue eyes and blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a black and grey tank top and blue jeans.
Simpson is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 157 pounds. Simpson is balding and has brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a brown cap, a dark colored shirt and jeans.
The public is urged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463) if you have seen Carlie Trent, Gary Simpson or the listed vehicle they are believed to be traveling in.
Authorities in Tennessee said Saturday that a reward for information leading to the safe recovery over a missing 9-year-old girl has been set at $12,500.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said law enforcement officials continued searching for Carlie Marie Trent of Rogersville in the eastern part of the state. The bureau said it’s working through more than 100 tips it has received since an Amber Alert was issued Thursday.
“At this time, however, there have been no credible sightings of Carlie Trent, Gary Simpson, or the van in which investigators believe the two may be traveling,” investigators said in a statement. “Though their whereabouts are currently unknown, investigative efforts suggest they may be out of public view and in an isolated area, such as a campground or park.”
UPDATE III: New video released in case of missing Tennessee girl.
New video released on Saturday from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Carlie Trent and her uncle Gary Simpson shopping at a Rogersville grocery store shortly after she went missing.
The TBI also announced a new reward is being offered for Carlie’s safe return.