Amber Alert issued for missing boy in Monroe County

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.

โ€œWe think heโ€™s gone in the woods, gotten turned around, possibly injured himself and couldnโ€™t find his way back,โ€ 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.