AMBER Alert In Tennessee: New Info, Growing Concern Over Missing 9-year-Old

By Jason Hall

November 16, 2020

UPDATE:

A statewide AMBER Alert in Tennessee has been cancelled after a missing 9-year-old boy was located safely on Tuesday afternoon.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Jordan Allen Gorman was found and "in good spirits" in a post shared to its Twitter account.

"Cold and hungry, but otherwise in pretty good spirits! Good to see you, Jordan!" TBI tweeted.

Authorities continue to search for Gorman, who was reported missing in Cheatham County on Sunday. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had upgraded its endangered child alert issued earlier in the day to an AMBER Alert amid "new information and growing concern" regarding the well-being on Monday.

Local, state and federal authorities continued their efforts for the third consecutive day on Tuesday morning, FOX 17 News reports.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide AMBER Alert for a child reported missing in Cheatham County.

The TBI said it upgraded its endangered child alert to an AMBER Alert amid "new information and growing concern" regarding the well-being Jordan Allen Gorman, 9, of Ashland City, the agency announced on Twitter.

Gorman was last seen at his home in Ashland City on Sunday (November 15), according to the endangered child alert shared on TBI's website. He was wearing blue jeans and a gray short sleeve t-shirt with red stripes on the arms prior to his disappearance.

Jordan is described as a 4'0, 75 lb white male with brown hair and brown eyes.

TBI has not specified about the new information as of 11:30 a.m. CST.

Anyone with information regarding Jordan's whereabouts or disappearance is strongly urged to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND or the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office at (615)-792-2098.

There are currently 18 unsolved cases of missing children in Tennessee dating back to 2004, according to TBI.

AMBER Alert is an alert distributed by a child abduction alert system to seek public assistance in locating abducted children that was launched in the United States in 1996. The alert, which was named after Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old who was abducted and murdered in 1996, is a backronym for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response.

As of May 2020, 988 children were rescued specifically because of AMBER Alert and 66 children were rescued because of wireless emergency alerts, according to the AMBER Alert section on the Department of Justice's website.

Photo: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation/Getty Images

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