The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert in Jefferson, Tennessee after 9-year-old Carmen Acosta went missing on Saturday. Officials reported that Acosta was last seen on Saturday evening in the vicinity of Coile Road in Jefferson City.
She was wearing a red shirt and white pants at the time of her disappearance and may be accompanied by an unidentified adult male. Acosta is described as being 4 feet tall, weighing 90 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on Acosta’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 865-471-6000 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. In a separate incident, Natalie Navarro, 17, who was the subject of an Amber Alert last week in Texas, has been located and is facing murder charges.
The man initially believed to have abducted her, who remains at large, is also facing the same charges. Navarro is expected to be charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Arturo Pena, the Garland Police Department (GPD) said Friday. She was originally reported missing from an apartment complex in Far East Dallas. She was found safe in Webb County early Friday and taken into custody, Garland police said.
How was Carmen Acosta found?
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has reported that a 9-year-old girl from Jefferson County, Carmen Acosta, who had been reported missing, was found safe in Knoxville on Sunday. According to the TBI, Acosta was last seen in the vicinity of Coile Road in Jefferson City on Saturday evening. The TBI confirmed on Sunday at approximately 3:30 p.m. that Acosta had been located unharmed in Knoxville.