TELLICO PLAINS, TN (WSMV) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation sent out an Amber Alert for a missing boy from East Tennessee on Thursday night.
Six-year-old Alijah Kensinger was last seen playing in the woods near his home off New Highway 68.
Detective Jason Phillyew <a href=”https://www.wvlt.tv/2022/01/14/hundreds-search-missing-6-year-old-monroe-county/” target=”_blank”>told WVLT</a> they believe that the Alijah wandered off and is lost somewhere in the woods.
“We think he’s gone in the woods, gotten turned around, possibly injured himself and couldn’t find his way back,” Phillyew said.
Alijah was wearing jeans, a grey hooded jacket with a red zipper, and black sneakers. He is 4 feet tall and weighs approximately 55 pounds. Anyone with information on Alijah’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at <a href=”tel:%20423-442-1212″ target=”_blank”>423-442-1212</a> or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.