A 14-year-old girl from Tennessee has been missing for over two weeks, and police have issued an urgent public appeal for assistance in locating her.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has pursued multiple leads in the weeks since Savannah Leigh Pruitt went missing from her Madisonville, Tennessee, home. While the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been brought in to aid with the investigation, the sheriff’s office put out a call for public assistance on Saturday.
Last Time They Saw Savannah
Savannah’s abduction and possible whereabouts have prompted an appeal for information to the sheriff’s office, which may be reached at (432) 442–3911.
Parents put Savannah to bed on the 13th of January, and it was the last time they saw her. Christina Pruitt, the teen’s mother, told WJW that the 14-year-old was missing when she went to check on her the following morning.
Christina’s statement to Savannah, as relayed to WVLT, was, “You are my sunshine, and will always be my sunlight.” “Despite everything, know that you have my undying affection. Just get back to me.”
WJW reports that at about 5:15 a.m. EST on the day Savannah was found missing, her cellphone made contact with a tower near Corbin, Kentucky, which is roughly 140 miles from her home in Madisonville. But after that initial ding, there was complete silence on her phone.
Detective Jason Fillyaw of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said at a press conference that his department, the FBI, and the TBI reviewed a report of more than 2,000 pages detailing Savannah’s use of her cell phone and various social media platforms. Fillyaw stated there was no evidence she ran away or was communicating with someone who would attempt to abduct her after examining the report.
The 14-year-old is being treated as a missing juvenile at this time, but Fillyaw said other labels have not been ruled out in the investigation.
We are concerned because this is the first time they have ever left a youngster alone for this long, said Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones. “The public’s vigilance and intelligence are crucial.”
Savannah was homeschooled, according to her father Randall, after the family relocated to Tennessee from Georgia in December. He continued by saying that neither he nor his wife believe she tried to return to their former house because she cherished the rural lifestyle they had established in Tennessee.
Savannah was said to weigh 110 pounds and 5 foot 3 inches tall. The police department did not record any information about her attire, but they did note that girl has blonde hair and blue eyes. Fillyaw claimed there are no suspects, but law enforcement is concealing information to protect the investigation.
Christina also shared that Savannah’s three younger siblings are “heartbroken” and “don’t understand” what has happened.