Sheriff’s Dept. searches for missing person

Kaitlynn Abree Ledbetter

Overton County Sheriff’s Department has spent the last week searching for Kaitlynn Abree Ledbetter, who has been missing since Sunday, May 2.

She was last seen leaving her home on Turkey Town Road, going into a wooded area traveling west in the direction of Jackson County. She was wearing pajama shorts with light blue polka dots and a royal blue sleeveless T-shirt and no shoes at the time.

Local departments and those from surrounding counties joined in the search.

Overton County Sheriff John Garrett said the ground search was suspended Saturday when efforts with the blood hound did not turn up anything. The Sheriff’s Dept. is continuing on with the investigative portion of the search.

Witness statements said she ran into a wooded area in what appears to have been her own efforts.

Anyone who has seen or heard from her is asked to call Sheriff Garrett or Detective Ralph Mayercic at (931) 823-5635.