“At this time, however, there have been no credible sightings of Carlie Trent, Gary Simpson, or the van in which investigators believe the two may be traveling,” investigators said in a statement. “Though their whereabouts are currently unknown, investigative efforts suggest they may be out of public view and in an isolated area, such as a campground or park.”
Authorities say Carlie was signed out of school under false pretenses Wednesday by her non-custodial uncle, 57-year-old Gary Simpson. The bureau said they may be in an “isolated area” such as a campground or state park.
The girl is described as white, 4-feet 8-inches tall, about 75 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. Simpson is a white male, 5-feet 10-inches tall and about 175 pounds. He is balding, has brown hair and eyes and was last seen wearing a brown cap, a dark colored shirt and jeans.
Simpson was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge Conversion Van, according to The Tennessean. The van has a dark stripe down the middle.
Officials released surveillance footage Saturday from a Rogersville Save-A-Lot grocery store that appeared to show Trent and Simpson shopping after she was taken from school,
Carlie’s pediatrician is offering a $10,000 reward. The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $2,500 reward.
Anyone with information about Trent’s disappearance or the whereabouts of Simpson’s van is urged to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.