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KCSO Searching for Missing Woman and Infant

Monday, 02 October 2017

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing woman and her infant grandson. 51–year old Melissa Irwin last had contact with her family on Sunday night. She left her home with her grandson, four-month-old Adam Johnson, Jr. and advised that she was going to the store. Irwin was contacted by her family around 8:00 p.m. and she said she had just left Walmart on Clinton Highway and was on her way home.

Irwin is described as a white female, 5’0”, 80 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white and grey striped shirt, blue jean leggings, tennis shoes, and wire frame glasses. She left in a black 2012 four-door Ford Focus bearing Tennessee license plate 2C86W4 and has a diminished mental capacity. Johnson is just under five months old. He is described as a white male, 14 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Irwin has custody of Johnson.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.



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