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Nikki Burgess Likely Dead

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Metro police now say Nikki Burgess is "likely dead" and the  father of Burgess' 10-year-old son is considered a person of interest in her disappearance.  Detectives executed a search warrant in Andersonville, TN Thursday at the home of Caleb J. Cannon. 

Burgess, of Hermitage, hasn't been seen since May 23.   Police say Cannon was mentioned in a text message Burgess sent the afternoon she disappeared.

A statement from metro police says detectives have been in Anderson County several times over the past week as part of the investigation.  "On Tuesday, a search warrant was served on Cannon for a DNA sample," the statement said. 

Burgess' 10-year-old is now in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.

Anyone with information on the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Nichole Burgess is urged to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. 

Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word "CASH" along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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