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Maryville Endangered Runaway's Getaway Vehicle Located on I-40

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Mt. Juliet, Tenn. According to police, while on routine patrol Monday morning, a Mt. Juliet Police officer located a stolen vehicle on I40 around 12:30PM. Police say the stolen vehicle was parked on the side of I40 West at the 224 mile-marker against the center barrier. Police tell us the officer noticed the vehicle was tagged as an abandoned vehicle on January 18 by a Tennessee Department of Transportation HELP program operator. We're told a computer search of the vehicles registration revealed to the officer that it was stolen. In addition, officers were alerted that the 2004 Red Ford Explorer Sport Trac was stolen by Whitney Edmonds, 17, an endangered runaway from Maryville, Tennessee. According to police, officers notified Maryville Police Department of the find. Police say Edmonds was last seen at her grandparents residence in Maryville on January 18. Police tell us Edmonds was not located with the vehicle, and she may be in the Nashville, Mt. Juliet, or Smyrna area.

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