UPDATE: White Pine teenager found safe after TBI Endangered Child Alert

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UPDATE: 14-year-old Alyssa Gail McCroan has been found safe after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Endangered Child Alert just before 1 a.m.

WHITE PINE, Tenn. (WJHL/WATE) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered Child Alert for a missing 14-year-old.

Authorities are trying to find Alyssa Gail McCroan of White Pine.

The TBI says she was last seen Monday night at her residence. She was wearing a maroon Nike hoodie and carrying a backpack.

“Please tell her how much that we love her,” Linda Perryman, the teen’s grandmother said late Wednesday night. “Tell her how much that we want to see her, and that our hearts (are) breaking… we can’t imagine life, never laying eyes on and seeing her beautiful face, and holding her close. We’ve got to have her back with us, please, if you see anything let us know. And, please bring Alyssa back to us, we need her.”

TBI says McCroan is 5’6″ tall, weighs 180 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the White Pine Police Department at 865-674-7771 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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