UPDATE: Chloe Michelle Sullivan was found safe Tuesday afternoon, according to a report by Local 8 News. No other details have been provided.
Chloe Michelle Sullivan went missing from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on Tuesday morning. The little girl is believed to be with her non-custodial father, Drake Sullivan.
According to Oak Ridge Today, the 2-year-old girl was reportedly taken from her home on Tuesday morning. The Oak Ridge Police Department say that Chloe went missing 7:30 a.m.
Chloe Michelle Sullivan is described as a 2-year old white female who’s 2-feet-tall and 25 pounds. She has brown, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. The last time that the missing Tennessee toddler was seen, she was wearing a pink skirt and a white T-shirt with a square pattern on the front.
Drake Sullivan is described as a 20-year-old white male who’s 5-foot-8-inches-tall and weighing 130 pounds. He has brown hair and black eyes. He allegedly kidnapped Chloe and is suspected to be with his father, Shane Sullivan, and his girlfriend, Jessica Meeks. Both are white.
Shane Sullivan is 39-years-old, stands 6-feet-1-inches-tall, and is around 215 pounds. Meeks is only being described as a white female at this point.
According to the report, Chloe Michelle Sullivan and the other three were last seen in 2013 silver Chevrolet Sonic with the Tennessee license plate, V2318T. Authorities believe that all four are headed to Slidell, Louisiana.
No Amber Alert was issued since Chloe isn’t believed to be in “imminent danger,” according to the press release. The missing 2-year-old girl will be listed in as a Missing Child on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Missing Children Website.
Anyone who might see Chloe — and those she’s suspected of being with — are asked to urgently contact the closest law enforcement agency and/or the Oak Ridge Police Department at (865) 425-4399..
In early October, a 2-year-old girl in eastern Ohio went missing for a few days, but there was a happy ending. As Fox News reports, Rainn Peterson was discovered not far way from her great-grandparents’ house where she went missing. She was last seeing playing with her younger siblings at home, but wandered off. When she was discovered a few days later, a rescuer riding an ATV discovered her in a field about a mile from home.
It was a joyful celebration when the missing toddler was found. Her name had been added to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s missing children’s list. Other than being dehydrated, tired, and hungry, Rainn was okay. Police thought that her survival was nothing short of a miracle. The girl’s mother was prohibited from seeing her, which was never elaborated more upon in the news.
Another incident that took place over the summer still isn’t resolved. The Inquisitr has written extensively about a missing Idaho toddler who disappeared after camping with his parents and grandfather. 2-year-old Deorr Kunz, Jr. hasn’t been found since and the prospect of finding him was appearing more dim after a private investigator was brought in.
Unlike Chloe Michelle Sullivan or Rainn Peterson, Deorr Kunz’s case appeared to involve a predator.
Deorr went missing in Leadore, Idaho, on July 10 during a camping trip with his family. The parents thought that the grandfather was watching the little boy and vice versa. The child literally vanished without a trace. Searchers have combed vast portions of the Timber Creek Campground.
Investigators learned that a suspicious-looking man was lurking around the area and a nearby convenience store prior to Deorr’s disappearance. So far, there are no suspects in the case or any solid leads.
KBOI 2 News reports that Deorr’s family continues to search the area weekly for the missing toddler.
Whenever there’s a missing toddler case, it’s disturbing. Authorities hope to bring Deorr Kunz and Chloe Michelle Sullivan back home soon.
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