Mother Pleads For Answers Two Weeks After Murfreesboro Teen Disappeared

Posted at 10:16 PM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 23:34:33-04

The mother of missing Murfreesboro teen, Devin Bond, is pleading for answers two weeks after he disappeared.

Devin Bond, 16, was last seen March 30.  The following morning his family discovered pillows and towels arranged under the sheets where he should have been sleeping.  He hasn’t been seen since.

“This is the hardest thing I have ever had to experience,” said Heather Simmers, Bond’s mother.  “I just want him home.  I’m not going to stop until he is home.”

Bond was a Riverdale High School football player.  Investigators believe he may have had a gun when he disappeared.

Sheriff’s deputies and Murfreesboro police have searched the area, as well as near his Armour Place home.  Volunteers have also organized search efforts.  Vigils have also been held to pray for his safe return.

His phone last pinged in the Tiger Hill area of Murfreesboro before it was turned off.  Simmers said there was a possible sighting of Bond off Barfield Crescent Road in Murfreesboro around 4:30 a.m. on March 31.  She is pleading for anyone who may have been in the area on that day to think back if they saw him.

“It’s really the only sighting we have that makes sense,” said Simmers.  “We need verification it was him so we can look for him.  We don’t know where to look.”

Simmers, said the CUE Center for Missing Persons, a non-profit organization based in North Carolina, also arrived in Murfreesboro to help the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office with search efforts.

She also added family and friends are working to raise money for a reward for information that helps bring him home.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office has set up a tip line to get more information.  Call 615-904-3056 if you have any information on Bond’s whereabouts.