Published 2/25/2021

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced they’re searching for three missing children in three separate cases.

Missing from Columbia is 4-year-old Ivy Rosalee Esmond in what they call a “family abduction.” She has brown hair and brown eyes, weighs 40 lbs, and is 3’2”.

This case was resolved earlier this afternoon.



Collierville Police are searching for Kira Jaden Byars. Officers described the 16-year-old as a white female with blue eyes and blonde hair, 5’0”, weighing 102 lbs.

She was last seen on February 21st in the W. Rain Lake Lane area wearing a dark hoodie, blue jeans. Police described her as a “frequent runaway” and say she may have had someone waiting in a 4-door vehicle to pick her up.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call 901-853-3207.



13-year-old River Dunn is missing out of the Schenectady, New York area. The Missing Persons Clearinghouse says he may be trying to travel to Tennessee with a companion.

He was last seen on February 13th wearing dark jeans and black Jordan sneakers. Authorities described him as a white male with blue eyes and brown hair, 5’8”, weighing 130 lbs.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call 1-800-346-3543.