4-month-old girl reported missing, endangered found safe in Limestone County

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says McKinlee Natress has been recovered in Limestone County, Alabama, and is safe.

Posted: May 1, 2019 4:32 PM
Updated: May 2, 2019 8:09 PM

UPDATE: (8:45 p.m.) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says McKinlee Natress has been found in Limestone County, Alabama, and is safe. Her non-custodial mother, Courtney Burchell, is in custody, according to TBI.

A Limestone County Sheriff's Office spokesperson, Stephen Young, says the department assisted with the recovery, and Burchell is being taken to the Limestone County Jail. Young says she'll be extradited to Giles County.

McKinlee Natress (left) and Courtney Burchell (right)

TBI says McKinlee Natress and her non-custodial mother may be in a gold four-door Saturn sedan with tinted windows and a temporary tag. Photo: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

According to Young, an anonymous caller said Natress and Burchell were at a home in Elkmont, and both were there when deputies arrived. Natress was released to the Department of Human Resources.


The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking the public for help in locating 4-month-old McKinlee Natress, who is reported to be missing and endangered.

Natress was last seen on April 26, 2019. If you have information about the whereabouts of Natress or her non-custodial mother, Courtney Burchell, you're asked to call the Giles County Sheriff's Office at 931-363-3505, or 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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