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Curtis Tyler’s family has not seen him for almost three weeks and they aren’t giving up hope that he will be found. However, they fear something may have happened to him because it is unlike him not to contact them.
“He has a little girl and would never run off,” said Tyler’s aunt, Angela Hutching. “He would always call and let us know he was OK and this is nothing like him.”
Tyler was last seen on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Barker’s Trailer Park off of Christie Street in Dyersburg, TN. His family reported him missing on Tuesday evening after not being in contact with him for several days.
Hutching said they last saw Tyler on Saturday, June 30, at his residence at 224 High St. around 7:30 or 8:30 p.m. A friend from next door is the one who gave him the ride to Barker’s Trailer Park and dropped him off. She said at 11:15 p.m. she received a phone call from Tyler asking her to come and get him.
“He said he was by ‘Short Stop’ by a park,” said Hutching. “I asked him was it Okeena Park and he said ‘no’ and the phone went dead. I called him back on his (cell)phone and he said he was coming back under the underpass and the phone went dead again. When he called back it sounded like he was either running really hard or scuffling. And a woman in the background yelled out ‘get his phone!’”
Hutching added Tyler would never have called her to come and get him if he was thinking of running off.
The Dyersburg Police Dept. is heading the investigation, with additional resources being provided by a volunteer search group called the Viper Team.
“The team has searched day and night and we have been to Unionville, Tigrett, and Lenox and we haven’t came up with anything,” said Hutching. “We’ve gone up and down both the Forked Deer and the Obion River and still nothing. The Viper group also dragged the Obion River at the Unionville Bridge. We are just trying to get all the publicity we can to find Curtis. We’ve even called Nancy Grace.”
DPD Capt. Steve Isbell said the Criminal Investigation Division is in charge of the missing-person case and they are actively investigating it.
“Criminal investigator Sgt. Monty Essary has conducted numerous interviews, and continues to follow up on leads,” said Isbell. “We ask for anyone who has information about Mr. Tyler to contact the police department at 285-1212, or Crime Stoppers at 285-TIPS.”
In an effort to help find Tyler, the family is offering a $4,000 reward for information that leads to their finding him.
“We just want to find him and for him to be safe,” said Hutching.
Tyler is described as 27 years old, 6 feet tall, 165 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes. He has multiple tattoos, including one on his neck.
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