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Urgent: Endangered child alert issued for TN boy

  • Missing boy believed to be with potentially suicidal mother
  • Mom may be en route to Memphis or Covington, TN, police say
  • Have info? Call the tipline: 731-852-3911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND
Urgent: Endangered child alert issued for TN boy

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered Child Alert for a 16-month-old boy believed to be with his potentially suicidal mother.

Landon Cole Barnes was last seen at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at his grandfather’s home in Parsons, Tennessee.

According to the TBI, the missing boy’s grandfather arrived home to find that his daughter, 26-year-old Katie Lin Barnes, had allegedly packed all of her and the child’s belongings and left the residence with her son.

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department stated in a missing poster that Barnes texted her father at 5:45 p.m. that day and said she did not want to live. Police say Barnes is bi-polar and is not taking her medication, according to the poster.

Barnes was last seen driving a gold 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier with Tennessee registration C5385Z.

They may be heading to Memphis or Covington, Tennessee, according to authorities.

Landon Cole Barnes is described as a white male with blue eyes and blonde hair. He is 3 feet tall, weighs 40 lbs and was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and a diaper.

Katie Lin Barnes is described as a white female, 5’6” tall, 150 lbs with has green eyes and blonde hair.

Anyone with information is urged to call the tipline at 731-852-3911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND

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