Kingsport police search for missing 34-year-old man

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Kingsport Police Department officers are currently searching for a missing Jonesborough man who was last seen in Kingsport.

According to a KPD news release, Johnny Rae Linebaugh, 34, was reported missing by his mother on Oct. 6, who said she had not had any contact with her son since Aug. 30.

Linebaugh was reportedly last seen at the John R. Hay House, 427 E. Sullivan St. in Kingsport, where he was living temporarily.

According to Linebaugh’s mother, it is out of character for her son to go so long without communicating with her and said she is concerned for his well-being.

Linebaugh is described as being 5-foot-9 inches tall, with a medium build and weighing approximately 230 pounds.

He has short brown hair with a receding hair line and hazel eyes.

Anyone who may know Linebaugh’s whereabouts is asked to call KPD Criminal Investigations Division at 229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 246-9111.

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