KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – UPDATE: KPD reports that Michelle Fields has been safely located.
We will update you if more information becomes available.
EARLIER UPDATE: KPD says 43-year-old Michelle Fields remains missing after a comprehensive search of the pond and the surrounding area of Victor Ashe Park on Wednesday.
KPD is continuing their investigation into Fields disappearance and is seeking information concerning her whereabouts.
EARLIER: The Knoxville Police Department and other local agencies are conducting a search of Victor Ashe Park early Wednesday in connection to a missing persons case.
Knoxville Police received a report on Tuesday that Michelle Fields, 43, was believed to be missing from Victor Ashe Park. Her vehicle was located near the pond at the park and officers initiated a search of the immediate surrounding wooded area and the perimeter of the pond.
A bloodhound track led down to around the pond area.
Divers with the Knoxville Rescue Squad conducted a roughly 35-minute search of a section of the pond before operations were suspended temporarily at approximately 5:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. Search operations are back underway after resuming at 9 a.m.
Foul play is not suspected at this time.
Fields is described as a 5-feet, 2-inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with tattoos on her chest, arm and leg. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call the KPD Crime Hotline at 865-215-7212.