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Published on April 25, 2024
Memphis Teen Mom and Infant Missing for Over a Week, Police Issue City Watch AlertSource: X/Memphis Police Dept

The Memphis Police have issued a City Watch Alert for a young mother and her infant who have been missing now for over a week. Akenia Tunstall, a 15-year-old teen, has reportedly left her home with her 8-month-old child, Le’Madre Tunstall, and has been missing since. According to the Local Memphis article, the mother and child were last seen leaving their home in the 4200 block of Shadowfall, a detail echoed across multiple reports.

Akenia Tunstall, described as 5’3” and weighing 165 lbs., was last seen with Le’Madre, who is between 19” to 22” tall and weighs 20 to 30 lbs. The Memphis Police, who have been searching for the missing duo, described Le’Madre as having black hair and brown eyes. Having been gone from home for 11 days, authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward. Refusing to return, she is also considered "endangered" by the police, as reported by the WREG.

Officials have underlined the importance of any detail that might lead to their whereabouts. Those with potential insights into the situation are urged by the Memphis Police to get in touch. "Anyone with information on the mom and child's whereabouts is asked to call Memphis Police at 901-545-2677 (COPS)," implores an article by Flavas of Jamaica. A discrepancy in reported heights and weights of Akenia, listed as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 175 pounds in their article, highlights sometimes the fragmented information that can arise in the pressing hours of a search.