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Published: January 21, 2020


LAWRENCE COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE SEARCHING FOR A MISSING TEENAGER

LEOMA, TN – LAWRENCE COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE CONDUCTING A MULTI-AGENCY SEARCH FOR A MISSING TEENAGER.  15-YEAR-OLD HUNTER EDMONDSON WENT MISSING MONDAY AFTERNOON WHILE WALKING IN THE AREA OF RICHARDSON ROAD AND RABBIT TRAIL ROAD IN LEOMA.  HE WAS LAST SEEN AROUND 3:30 PM AND REPORTED MISSING AT 5:30 PM.  A GROUND AND AIR SEARCH WAS ORGANIZED SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

MEMBERS OF THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, LAWRENCEBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT, LAWRENCE COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE, LAWRENCEBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL, IN ADDITION TO SEVERAL COMMUNITY RESIDENTS, HAVE BEEN SEARCHING THE AREA OF EDMONDSON’S DISAPPEARANCE DESPITE EXTREMELY COLD OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES AND WOODED TERRAIN.

THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL UTILIZED ITS HELICOPTER IN THE SEARCH HOWEVER, AT PRESENT, EDMONDSON’S WHEREABOUTS ARE STILL UNKNOWN.  ATTEMPTS TO PING THE TEEN’S PHONE THROUGH THE NIGHT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL ALTHOUGH CREWS ARE CONTINUING THEIR SEARCH EFFORTS THIS MORNING.  EDMONDSON WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN WEARING A HOODIE AND BLUE JEANS AT THE TIME OF HIS DISAPPEARANCE.

“IT IS MY SINCERE HOPE THAT HUNTER IS SAFE AND WILL BE REUNITED WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS SOON.  WE WILL CONTINUE TO UTILIZE EVERY RESOURCE POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO MAKE THAT A REALITY,” STATED LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF JOHN MYERS. “WE WILL DO ALL WE CAN TO FIND HIM”.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING HUNTER EDMONDSON’S WHEREABOUTS, CONTACT LAWRENCE COUNTY’S EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER AT 931-762-0450 OR THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AT 931-762-3646.