ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. – The reward money has been increased to $15,000 for information that leads a missing girl from Tennessee being found, and her uncle, suspected of kidnapping her last week.
Earlier today, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released new surveillance video of Carlie Trent and her uncle Gary Simpson, recorded shortly after the girl’s disappearance last Wednesday.
The video is additional footage from Save-A-Lot in Rogersville, and was recorded May 4, shortly after Simpson picked up Trent from school. He said she would be absent on Thursday but would return on Friday, May 6.
In the video, Trent is seen pushing the shopping cart. She is wearing a black and white striped tank top. Her uncle is wearing jeans, a green t-shirt and black hat.
They are seen at the checkout register buying items such as toilet paper, sodas and other foods and drinks. He pays with a credit or debit card and the two leave.
The TBI released this surveillance video from the same Save-A-Lot a few days ago:
Investigators have also released information on items Simpson recently purchased:
The TBI believes the two may be in an isolated area, possibly a campground. Authorities are asking anyone with a large amount of land in the Rogersville, TN area to please check their properties to see if Carlie and her uncle might be camping there. Rogersville is northeast of Knoxville.
The AMBER Alert has also been expanded to Missouri after an image was released showing two people in a canoe who appeared to be Carlie and Simpson:
But, since that post, investigators with the Cooper County Sheriff’s Office were able to identify those in the picture. They are NOT Simpson and Carlie.
Investigators say Simpson often wears a hat. So the TBI has released the following image showing what he looks like with his hat on:
The TBI says it is investigating a number of tips that have come in, but so far, there’s been no confirmed sighting of the two.
If the pair is traveling, they may be in a white 2002 Dodge conversion van with Tennessee license plate 173GPS.
If you have any information about the two, please call 1-800-TBI-FIND.