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Authorities locate missing boy in Elkton, Tennessee

Michael Adams went missing early Friday morning.

Posted: Feb. 1, 2019 3:41 PM
Updated: Feb. 2, 2019 1:12 AM

UPDATE: According to the Lincoln County Sheriff, Adams was found safely in the woods of Elkton, Tennessee around 9:30 p.m. Friday.


Authorities in Giles County and Lincoln County are currently searching for 15-year-old Michael Adams, who went missing early Friday morning.

Adams is 5’01” tall with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is a type 1 diabetic with only a small amount of medication on his person, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

He was last seen at his grandmother's home on Pleasant Hill Road in Prospect, Tennessee at 5 a.m. Friday. Adams left on foot and was wearing a purple galaxy hoodie and carrying a gray backpack.

According to the sheriff's office, Adams has the mentality of a 10-year-old. If anyone comes into contact with him, they are asked to check his medical welfare, detain him and contact the Giles County Sheriff’s Department at 931-363-2460 or the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department at 931-433-9821. The search is a joint effort between both departments.

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