Dickson County Endangered Child Alert Canceled; Girl Found Safe

Posted at 4:46 PM, May 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 18:22:46-04

A statewide Endangered Child Alert for a 4-year-old girl missing out of Dickson County was canceled days after she went missing.

Her father brought her into the sheriff's office Monday afternoon. She is safe.

At the release of her return, her father was meeting with detectives and DCS. He was cooperating with deputies and no charges have been filed.

The alert was issued Saturday. Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Kalynn Turnbow was last seen with her father, Jason Bradford, and that there's concern for her safety.

Kalynn's grandmother said she hoped Bradford will return Kalynn as soon as possible.

Kalynn has been paralyzed from the waist down ever since a car crash last November that killed her mother.

But Sunday, Bradford's family came to his defense.

Bradford’s niece said she doesn't know where her uncle is, but she said if Kalynn is with him, there's nothing to worry about.

“My uncle is a very good father, and he has taken very good care of that baby since that accident has happened,” said Layken Sensing. "She is not in harm nor would he ever put her in harm.”

The TBI said the last time Kalynn was seen was more than a month ago -- on April 4 -- however, Kalynn's family disputed that saying as recently as last week she was with her grandmother.