The FBI is joining local authorities in the search for Savannah Pruitt, a 14-year-old girl who was last seen on January 13.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Pruitt was reported missing by her parents on Monday, January 14, after she was last seen at their home in Madisonville around 11 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 13.
Detective Jason Fillyaw with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said that Pruitt’s two cellphones have been turned off, and she has not used social media since disappearing.
Pruitt is being described as being a 14-year-old white teenager who stands at 5 feet and 3 inches and weighs 110 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. However, there is no clothing description at this time.
via NBC News:
Fillyaw said Savannah has two cellphones with her and they pinged the morning of Jan. 14 near a welcome center in the Corbin, Kentucky, area, roughly 130 miles from her home. Investigators believe the teen may have been traveling north to an unknown destination.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office contacted authorities in Corbin, who searched for the girl but did not find her. Her cellphones are no longer turned on, and she has not used social media since before she vanished, Fillyaw said.
“Life has just seized for us since the day she left,” Savannah’s father, Randall Pruitt, said during the press conference.
In addition to the Tennessee authorities and the FBI, Kentucky and Georgia authorities are also involved in the investigation.
How Can You Help?
Police have asked anyone with potential information about Pruitt’s whereabouts to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 423-442-3911 (423-442-HELP) or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.