Missing East Tennessee boy found safe, Amber Alert canceled

AMBER Alert issued for missing East Tennessee boy
Posted at 11:42 PM, Jan 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-14 14:17:42-05

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (WTVF) — A boy missing from East Tennessee has now been found safe.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert Thursday night for 6-year-old Alijah Kensinger from Monroe County. The Amber Alert has since been canceled.

The TBI said Kensinger went to play in the woods near his home in the area of New Highway 68 in Tellico Plains Thursday afternoon and disappeared. He was found on Friday morning near his home. The TBI said he was a little cold, but in good spirits.

NOTE: A previous version of this story spelled the boy's name with an E, but the TBI has since corrected the spelling of his name to Alijah.