Family offers reward for help finding missing Knoxville man

Family offers reward for help finding missing Knoxville man

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D'Andre Whitfield (source: family photo, Knoxville Police Dept.) D'Andre Whitfield (source: family photo, Knoxville Police Dept.)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A search continues for a missing man who suffers from a mental disability and is currently without his medication. Now the family of D'Andre Whitfield, 22, has offered a reward for help in finding him.

Whitfield was last seen by his mother on Tuesday at his home on Morgan Springs Way in North Knoxville. He was later spotted around 1:00 p.m. that day at Knoxville Center Mall.

A convenience store clerk says he was at a gas station off I-40 in Roane County on Wednesday.

He told the clerk he had walked there from Knoxville and was headed to Cumberland County. His family says he doesn't know anyone there.

The family is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to his safe return.

If you have any information, you are urged to call 911.

Whitfield's mother said that due to his diagnosis as a paranoid schizophrenic, he is often misunderstood and may have been injured by unknowingly offending someone. 

D'Andre Whitfield is a black male, about 5'8" tall, weighing 190 lbs., with brown eyes, black hair styled in a small afro with a full beard and a tattoo on the right side of his neck that says "lil oozy."

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