KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A missing teen has been located, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. Donovan Smith, 15, was found on Thursday after going missing twice.

Previously, the teen had been located on Wednesday and then left the hospital, according to the Knoxville Police Department. KPD tweeted that after officers turned over custody of Smith, he was taken to the Children’s Hospital for an evaluation around 6:45 p.m. He soon “ran on foot from the hospital.”

According to TBI’s tweet, he has “a known medical condition and is insulin dependent.”

On Nov. 29, Smith was reported as a missing/runaway by investigators and was last seen at his home in Knoxville on Selma Avenue. On Dec. 6, the TBI issued an Endangered Child Alert for him.

There are multiple ways you can provide anonymous information to Crime Stoppers. You can call 865-215-7165 or **TIPS, and go online at, via the free mobile app, P3 Tips, or on the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Facebook page. Tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward.

Authorities say nearly 400 people go missing in Tennessee each year. That is five people for every 100,000. Check this list of people missing from East Tennessee to see if you can help locate someone.