KPD e-News Release: Search for Missing Elderly Kingsport Man Continues

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Search for Missing Elderly Kingsport Man Continues
DATE: September 25, 2015
CASE #: 15-020330
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The Kingsport Police Department is continuing to search for Eugene Marshall, an elderly Kingsport man with Alzheimer’s Disease. K.P.D. wishes to stress that this is still very much an open, active investigation. At no point has the search for Mr. Marshall been suspended since his disappearance. All law enforcement agencies across the United States have been alerted of his status as a missing/endangered person.

A full-scale, organized, search was conducted on September 23, 2015 to no avail. Numerous public safety organization and dozens of community volunteers assisted in searching the area surrounding several confirmed and unconfirmed sightings of Mr. Marshall since his disappearance.

He could be anywhere in the Kingsport area; however, he could just as easily have hitched a ride out of town and be in another jurisdiction altogether. Citizen tips have poured in since his disappearance. Detectives with the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division are continuing to investigate his whereabouts and follow up on all tips and leads. K.P.D. Patrol Officers are on constant lookout for him as well.

Area residents are encouraged to continue to be on the lookout for Mr. Marshall and reporting any sightings or critical information to K.P.D. immediately. Anyone who spots him is asked to maintain visual contact with him until police arrival. Citizens are also asked to check any barns, utility sheds, abandoned buildings, fields, or wooded areas on their property for Mr. Marshall.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan button-up shirt, and white athletic shoes. He often dresses in layers, so it is possible that he might be wearing a blue button-up shirt also. He is an 80 year old white male, 5 feet, 10 inches in height, and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has gray hair and hazel eyes and wears glasses. Several photographs and videos of Mr. Marshall have been included in this release.

Tips and information can be submitted by contacting the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or by calling Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is continuing to investigate the disappearance of an elderly Kingsport man with Alzheimer’s Disease. Eugene Marshall (also known as “Gene” or “Papaw”) left his residence on Brookwood Circle on foot on September 17, 2015 at approximately 10:30 AM. Mr. Marshall was reported missing shortly thereafter by family members. Due to his medical condition, he does have a history of wandering off and forgetting how to get home.

A large scale search for Mr. Marshall has been organized with a command post being established at the Kingsport Life Saving Crew, located at 1800 Crescent Drive. The Kingsport Police Department, Kingsport Fire Department, Kingsport Life Saving Crew, Sullivan County Emergency Management Association, and Tennessee Emergency Management Association, along with various other public safety organizations are involved.

Dozens of friends, family, neighbors, and community volunteers are also assisting in the search. Searches are being conducted in the areas surrounding his neighborhood and the Kingsport GreenBelt. Multiple locations of reported sightings of Mr. Marshall are being searched as well. Some of these reported sightings have been confirmed, while several others are unconfirmed.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division has received numerous tips, and Detectives are currently in the process of investigating and following up all leads. The Kingsport Police Department greatly appreciates all public assistance in this or any other case, and asks that any and all sightings of Mr. Marshall continue to be reported immediately.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan button-up shirt, and white athletic shoes. He often dresses in layers, so it is possible that he might be wearing a blue button-up shirt also. He is an 80 year old white male, 5 feet, 10 inches in height, and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has gray hair and hazel eyes and wears glasses. Several photographs and videos of Mr. Marshall have been included in this release.

Anyone who sees Mr. Marshall or may be able to assist the Kingsport Police Department in locating him is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department has acquired additional photographs and video clips of a recently reported missing/endangered elderly man with Alzheimer’s Disease. The additional photos were taken from surveillance video at the Sunoco Convenience Store, located at 4001 Memorial Boulevard in Kingsport.

Eugene Marshall, a.k.a. “Gene” or “Papaw,” was at the Sunoco on September 17, 2015, approximately one hour after he left home. He did not enter the store and left walking west on Memorial Boulevard toward John B. Dennis Highway.

Two clips from the video footage have been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

https://youtu.be/o06KN9Tf1ak

https://youtu.be/3tLIJH3EuFY

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division has received numerous tips, and Detectives are currently in the process of investigating and following up all leads. The Kingsport Police Department greatly appreciates all public assistance in this or any other case, and asks that any and all sightings of Mr. Marshall continue to be reported immediately.

As previously released:

The Kingsport Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a missing/endangered elderly man. Eugene Marshall was reported missing to K.P.D. by family members on September 17, 2015. Mr. Marshall has Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia and often forgets where he lives. He apparently walked away from his residence on Brookwood Circle in Kingsport on September 17th at approximately 10:30 AM.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan button-up shirt, and white athletic shoes. He often dresses in layers, so it is possible that he might be wearing a blue button-up shirt also. He is an 80 year old white male, 5 feet, 10 inches in height, and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has gray hair and hazel eyes and wears glasses. He answers to “Gene” or “Papaw.” A photograph of Mr. Marshall has been included in this release.

He is most likely on foot, somewhere in the vicinity of the East Stone Drive/North Eastman Road area. He is believed to have been spotted at McDonald’s on East Stone Drive, Waffle House on East Stone Drive, K-Mart, and East Stone Commons Shopping Complex.

Anyone who sees Mr. Marshall or may be able to assist the Kingsport Police Department in locating him is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

MISSING PERSON INFORMATION
Name Eugene Marshall
Age 80 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Brookwood Circle

Kingsport, TN

Height/

Weight

5 feet, 10 inches

150 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Gray Hair

Hazel Eyes

Clothing Last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan button-up shirt, and white athletic shoes; however, he may also be wearing a blue-button up shirt
Other Wears glasses
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit