East Tennessee Endangered Runaway Found In Nashville
MT. JULIET, Tenn. – A 17-year-old girl reported as an endangered runaway in east Tennessee was found Thursday in Nashville.
Metro Nashville Police said two citizens found Whitney Edmonds, of Maryville, and took her to juvenile detention.
Mt. Juliet Police said the vehicle she was believed to have used as a getaway car was found Sunday afternoon by an officer on routine patrol parked against the center barrier of Interstate 40 west at mile marker 224 in Mt. Juliet.
After a search of the license plate, the officer learned the red 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac had been tagged by the Tennessee Department of Transportation as an abandoned vehicle on January 18, and was also listed as stolen.
The Maryville Police Department said the vehicle was stolen by Edmonds, who was listed as an endangered runaway in East Tennessee. Edmonds was last seen at her grandparent's house in Maryville on January 18.
Edmonds was not with the vehicle when it was recovered.
Officials did not say why Edmonds may have come to Middle Tennessee, but said they believed she could be in the Mt. Juliet, Smyrna or Nashville area.