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Published on April 07, 2024
Public's Help Sought in Silver Alert for Missing Kingsport Senior, Robert StallingsSource: X/Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has activated a Silver Alert for a missing man in East Tennessee, urging the public to assist in the search for Robert Stallings, 77, who vanished from Kingsport earlier this week. Stallings, a senior citizen described as standing 5'8" and weighing 210 pounds with gray hair, and brown eyes, was last reported seen on April 4.

Details of the Silver Alert, which were shared by the TBI on their official Twitter account, included an appeal to anyone who might have information about Stallings' location to come forward. If seen, individuals are encouraged to contact the Kingsport Police Department at (423) 229-9300, or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND, #TNSilverAlert. The TBI emphasized the urgency of the search in their public communications.

The Kingsport community and surrounding areas are on alert, with local law enforcement and TBI agents working tirelessly to locate Stallings. His disappearance raises concerns about the safety and well-being, of vulnerable seniors who go missing, a situation that warrants immediate and wide-reaching public notification.

Anyone with further details about the case or who might have spotted Stallings is encouraged to get in touch with authorities. The Kingsport Police Department can be reached at the number provided above and the TBI's hotline is available for tips. The community's vigilance in these critical hours and days following a disappearance can often make the difference in ensuring a positive outcome.

Public assistance in locating missing persons is invaluable, and the TBI, along with local authorities, continues to advocate for any leads that might help reunite Stallings with his family. The situation remains developing, and updates are anticipated as the search proceeds. For more detailed descriptions and updates on Stallings, please see the information posted by WVLT and WATE.