Found Deceased TN - Dr. James Smith, 83, was at his farm, Overton County, Apr 2019 *dementia, walks with a cane*

Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by GuyfromCanada, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. GuyfromCanada

    GuyfromCanada Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,930
    Likes Received:
    7,211
    Trophy Points:
    113
    [​IMG]

    PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - Putnam County has issued a Silver alert for missing 83-year-old Dr. James L. Smith of Cookeville.

    The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says Dr. Smith is a well-known, respected businessman with a local dental practice. He was reported missing around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

    Dr. Smith's last known whereabouts were at his farm in Overton County. The PCSO helicopter found his 2001 Chevy Duramax four-door pickup truck between Puncheon Creek Lane and Copeland Cove Road Thursday morning.

    The investigation is ongoing.

    Putnam Co. issues Silver Alert for missing 83-year-old man

    Putnam County - TN - Sheriff's Department
     
  2. Moonracer

    Moonracer Well-known Unknown

    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    1,619
    Trophy Points:
    93
    This is extremely worrisome. Hoping Dr. Smith is found well.
     
  3. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,930
    Likes Received:
    3,772
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Oh no. I hope this sweet looking gentleman is okay. It doesn’t sound good at all though.
     
  4. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

    Messages:
    14,333
    Likes Received:
    140,848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Silver Alert issued for Putnam County Doctor
    [...]

    Dr. Smith is 6', weighs 160 lbs., has brown eyes and grey/white hair. He wears glasses and walks with the assistance of a cane.

    A rural wooded area is being searched by the PCSO, Overton County Sheriff's Department and Livingston Police Department.

    [...]
     
  5. cutter99

    cutter99 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    469
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Still missing as of today. They are requesting volunteers to search tomorrow. Temperatures are supposed to drop tonight into the 30s and there has been over 2” of rain in the last 24 hours.
     
  6. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    5,233
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Please, Lord, help the searchers find this dear gentleman!
     
  7. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

    Messages:
    14,333
    Likes Received:
    140,848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    APR 19, 2019
    VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED IN SEARCH OF MISSING 83-YEAR-OLD OVERTON COUNTY MAN
    Tomorrow starting at 9:00 a.m. the search will continue. We will have foot, all-terrain vehicles and horse search teams. If anyone can volunteer tomorrow, please come to Copeland Cove Ln located off Hwy 84 and report to the command post for staging.

    APR 20, 2019
    UPDATE: SILVER ALERT for Dr. James L. Smith | Upper Cumberland Reporter
    • Silver Alert has been upgraded to a search and rescue mission as well as a missing persons investigation.
    • Officials upgraded their efforts after 46 hours of searching the rural areas in Overton County.
     
  8. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

    Messages:
    14,333
    Likes Received:
    140,848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    APR 20, 2019
    Treacherous area being searched for missing Dr. from Cookeville
    [...]

    “This area in which his truck was found is very treacherous, there are lots of caves,” said District Attorney Bryant Dunaway.

    “Upon arrival, it was clearly determined that communication, including cell service and the terrain itself, was going to be a challenging obstacle,” said Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris.

    A helicopter is being used in the search, and more than 100 volunteers have scoured the area. The community’s help is also being asked for, either by providing information, or coming out and joining the teams in this search.

    [...]

    They're also asking if you have trail or hunting cameras in the area between Puncheon Creek Lane and Copeland Cove Roads to look at it for any signs of Dr. Smith. So far, there have not been any credible sightings of him and they are still processing his truck as they search for more leads.

    Foul play is not suspected.

    Officials said they will not stop this search until they find him.

    Frantic search for missing Cookeville Dentist stretches another day
    [...]

    "Wednesdays are his days off, so it is quite normal for him to travel and visit Overton County, but he did not return," said Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris.

    [...]
     
    zencompass, Tripod, Mercedes and 4 others like this.
  9. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

    Messages:
    14,333
    Likes Received:
    140,848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    APR 21, 2019
    Search for Smith continues
    [...]

    "Dr. Smith's wife reported that he left his residence at approximately 2 p.m. (Wednesday), travelling to Overton County where he owns large parcels of rural land," Farris said in a press conference Saturday afternoon.

    [...]

    More than 150 volunteers, Overton County Sheriff's Department, PCSO, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the 13th Judicial District Attorney's Office are still searching for him.

    [...]
     
  10. inmyhumbleopinion

    inmyhumbleopinion #NeverGivingUp

    Messages:
    3,833
    Likes Received:
    13,227
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Updated: Apr 21, 2019 04:22 PM EDT
    “[SBM]

    Officials announced late Saturday that they were suspending search efforts, at least momentarily, ahead of Easter Sunday.

    ‘The community has lots of questions,’ said District Attorney Bryant Dunaway. ‘We are all concerned about Dr. Smith's well-being.’

    [SBM]

    According to the Putnam Co. Sheriff's Office, there is a $20,000 reward offered for information leading to his whereabouts.

    Anyone that may have seen Smith or has information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 931-528-8484 ex. 1.”
    Search suspended, reward offered for info on missing Cookeville dentist
     
  11. cutter99

    cutter99 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    469
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Found deceased at 3 p.m. today. Announced by Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. So very sorry for his family, but thankful for all involved in the search for him!

    Putnam County - TN - Sheriff's Department
     
  12. cutter99

    cutter99 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    469
    Trophy Points:
    63
  13. GraceG

    GraceG Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,242
    Likes Received:
    11,628
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I am so sorry to hear this. especially on Easter weekend. Prayers for his wife and family.
     
  14. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    5,233
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I'm so saddened for him and his family :( Thankful he was found.
     

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice