TBI Says Foul Play Not Suspected in Children's Disappearance
BEDFORD COUNTY, Tenn.- Investigators
from across the state are on the lookout for two Bedford County children who
were once presumed dead in a house fire.
Twenty-four hours have now come and gone since law enforcement issued an
amber alert and there have still been no signs of 9-year-old Chloie Leverette
or her 7-year old brother, Gage Daniel.
This story has taken many
twists and turns over the last six days, and now national media outlets are
traveling to Tennessee to cover the story.
Saturday night the TBI
said they do not think there is any foul play involved here, but since Chloie
and Gage have been missing since Monday, they decided that an amber alert
needed to be issued. The TBI also told NewsChannel 5 they won't be asking any
other states to issue amber alerts because they simply have no evidence to show
the two children were taken anywhere.
By phone Saturday,
NewsChannel 5 spoke very briefly with Chloie and Gage's father. He didn't want
to say much, but he did say he thinks he'll be hearing something from
authorities very soon. He wouldn't elaborate on that statement. The TBI says
they don't believe either of the children's parents are suspects in their disappearance.
thought Chloie and Gage died in the fire that killed their grandparents on
But now the TBI does not
think that's the case, which is why they've asked law enforcement agencies
across the state to be looking out for Chloie and Gage.
Ifyou have any information that could
help authorities find Chloie or Gage, you're asked to call the TBI at
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:42 GMT
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