Deputies and police renew search efforts for missing teen, Devin Bond

Posted at 4:16 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 22:59:08-05

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies canvassed an area of the county in a renewed effort to find Devin Bond.

The teen left home in the overnight hours of March 31, 2017. Over the past couple years, his mother, Heather Simmers, has not given up hope. She and others continued search efforts and posted countless flyers around town.

Tuesday afternoon, a new search was launched at Barfield Crescent Park. Deputies, as well as, Murfreesboro Police officers, Smyrna Police officers, LaVergne Police officers, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue crews and other agencies assisted in the search.

They searched 1,000 acres at the Barfield-Crescent Road area of the county - the last area Bond showed his location on his cell phone.

Members of the "Bring Devin Home" Facebook group - which organized several of the searches over the years - posted about the renewed search efforts.

“We felt like the area needed to be searched as thoroughly as possible,” Pinson said. “Only trained emergency responders will participate. We want to do an exhaustive search," said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

There have been no confirmed sightings of Bond. The Sheriff’s Office asks people to remain away from the area while the search resumes Wednesday. Fitzhugh added that Bond's family is being made aware of any updates or developments in the case.

The search crews plan to return Wednesday to continue to canvass the area.