KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — An 87-year-old man has been found in Kingsport after driving from his home Tuesday afternoon.
A Silver Alert was requested by the Knoxville Police Department for Jack Hartgrove. Investigators said drove away from his home on Chatham Circle Tuesday around 1:20 p.m. and did not return. Around 5 p.m., the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed that a silver alert was issued.
He was driving a 1999 silver SAAB 93S convertible.
Hartgrove was last seen wearing a red and blue striped shirt, khaki pants, and black loafers. Police said he is around 5’5″ tall and around 140 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes.
In October 2022, Hartgrove was found safe in Statesville, N.C., after he went missing from his home. Police previously stated that Hartgrove has Alzheimer’s.
As of Tuesday, there are two active “Silver Alerts“, two active “Endangered Person Alerts,” and an “AMBER Alert” in East Tennessee.
Authorities say nearly 400 people go missing in Tennessee each year. That’s five people for every 100,000. Check this list of people missing from East Tennessee to see if you can help locate someone.
EDITORS NOTE: This story has been updated with new information.