AMBER Alert issued for 2-year-old girl from Knoxville, father wanted for the murder of the girl’s mother
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities have issued a state-wide AMBER Alert for a missing 2-year-old girl who is likely with her father. Brooklynne Emerie Enix’s mother, Kimberly, was found dead in a home in Knoxville, and authorities say her father is to blame for her death.
Authorities have issued a 1st degree Murder warrant against Tyler Ward Enix. He has also been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted List.
Knoxville Police say Brooklynne was last seen at a house on Wednesday. Officers were at the home around 2:15 that afternoon for a welfare check when they discovered Kimberly’s body inside.
Investigators say Tyler has a history of violence; he had threatened his previous wife at gunpoint.
The AMBER Alert says Tyler may have Brooklynne in a 2011 back, four-door Chevrolet Impala. It has a Tennessee tag “G6116U.”
Officers are making a plea to Tyler, asking him to just drop Brooklynne off somewhere safe. “Take her to a hospital, fire hall. Drop her off somewhere. If you want to continue to run, run.” The officer went on to say, “We just want to make sure she’s taken care of.”
Tyler and the victim were in the process of getting a divorce, though it’s not immediately known if it had been finalized.
Investigators don’t yet know how long Kimberly was dead before they arrived to the house, though they have reason to believe she was seen earlier in the day. That means they don’t know how long Tyler has been on the run.
Officers say the “horrific nature” of the mom’s death leads them to assume the worst as it comes to Brooklynne’s safety.
Investigators with Knoxville Police, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are working together to track down Tyler and Brooklynne Enix. If you have seen them, or the vehicle mentioned above, please call 911 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.