Hundreds Search For Missing Lincoln County Teenager

LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) -A southern Tennessee community is looking for a 19-year-old man. Tyler Campbell disappeared after a church event Saturday night. Hundreds of officers and volunteers have spent days looking for Campbell. The person leading the search is the teenager’s uncle. He’s an assistant fire chief in Lincoln County.

“Tyler is very giving and a big heart type of individual,” said Doug Campbell.

Campbell added, “He’s completely out of character right now. Everything that he has been for the 19 years that I have known him. This is just a mystery for everything that has gone on.”

Campbell says the teenager always returned home about 30 minutes prior to a midnight curfew. Campbell’s family and friends wonder why he didn’t make it home after a church event Saturday.

“They are completely bewildered. All of his friends have no idea. Of course, the unknown in not knowing has really got us scratching our heads and praying for the best. We are considering the worse,” added Campbell.

Law enforcement and volunteers are looking all over western Lincoln County and through Giles County. The search requires them to cover a lot of rural roads and terrain.

The search is affecting many in Lincoln County.

“We just really wish someone will come forward if they see the truck or anything. We just want them to call because all of us are very concerned. We love him,” said Mary Sue Braden.

Officers are working with the teenager’s cell phone company to track its usage.


Campbell is 6’1″ and drives a 1996 white extended cab 4×4 Dodge truck. It has a Tennessee license plate with the number 032 XSF.

Family and friends say they last spoke with Campbell around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.  An investigator tells WHNT NEWS 19 it is out of character for Campbell to go that long without having contact with others, so they are asking for your help to find him.  Apparently,

If you have any information on where authorities can find Campbell, please call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department at (931) 433-9821.

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