HENDERSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A search is underway for a young woman with multiple mental health issues, including autism, who disappeared from Hendersonville on Thursday.
Claire Sanford, 19, walked out of her home on the 100th block of Jameson Place on Thursday, Jan. 5, with an unidentified man, according to the Hendersonville Police Department. They are in what appears to be a gray Chevrolet Trailblazer with an unknown direction.
Sanford recently changed her Facebook page to “I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee,” but it’s unclear if she’s actually in Chattanooga at this time, officials report.
Officials said Mr. Sanford’s cell phone had been disabled so he could not be reached by phone ping and could not be located.
Police described Sanford as being 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing between 140 and 150 pounds, and with short blonde hair.
Additionally, Sanford reportedly stated that he was transgender and dressed like a boy.
Authorities said Sanford’s mother said she had the mental state of a 12-year-old and suffered from anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
If you have contact with Sanford or have information about her whereabouts, you will be asked to: Call Hendersonville Detective Tim Denning at 615-590-4674 or 615-822-1111.You can also send him an e-mail. email@example.com.
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