Kingsport Police officers search for missing 22-year-old

Robert Atchley

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Kingsport Police Department officers are searching for a missing man last seen five days ago.

Robert Atchley
Robert Atchley

According to a KPD news release, Robert Atchley, 22, was last seen by his mother at their Barnett Drive home  around 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 27.

Atchley’s mother told police that her son woke her up to tell her that he wasn’t feeling well and said he had a ride to the hospital.

She told police she tried calling him several times, but he did not answer

Investigators said his mother received several text messages from her son’s phone, which caused her to believe someone else might actually have it.

An investigation by KPD Criminal Investigations Division revealed there was no record of Atchley receiving treatment at any area hospitals.

Atchley is described as a white male with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call KPC Criminal Investigations Divsion at 229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 246-9111.

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