UPDATE: Reward for information leading to missing Tennessee girl increased to $12,500

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ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities say a reward for information leading to the safe recovery of missing 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent of Rogersville, Tennessee has increased to $12,500.

Carlie’s pediatrician is offering a $10,000 reward. The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $2,500 reward.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation believe Carlie and her uncle may be in an “isolated area” such as a campground or state park.

The TBI says they are working through more than 100 tips received since issuing  the alert on Thursday, but there have been no credible sightings so far.

An AMBER Alert remains active for Middle and East Tennessee. Investigators say Carlie was taken from school May 4 by her uncle by marriage under false pretenses.

The uncle, identified as Gary Simpson, 57, has no custodial rights to Carlie.

Carlie is 4’8″ tall and weighs 75 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black and grey tank top and blue jeans.

Simpson is 5’10” tall and weighs 157 pounds. He is balding and has brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown cap, dark colored shirt and jeans.

Simpson was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge conversion van with TN plate 173GPS. The van has a dark stripe down the middle with light gold running boards. Paint is chipping off the hood.

If you have seen Carlie, Simpson or the vehicle, please call the Rogersville, Tennessee Police Department at (423) 272-7555 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at (800) TBI-FIND.

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