Blount Co. authorities still searching for missing East Tennessee man

The Blount County Sheriff

Michael Hearon, 51 (Photo Courtesy: Great Smokey Mountains National Park)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Blount County Sheriff's office is still looking for information from the public about a man who disappeared Aug. 23.

Michael Hearon, 51, went missing near his Happy Valley Home on Bell Branch Road after leaving on an ATV.

Officials suspended the search for Hearon on Friday, but the Sheriff's Office is still investigating and following up on any leads they come across.

If you have any information about Hearon's disappearance, call the Sheriff's Office at 865-273-5001 or their 24-hour crime hotline at 865-273-5200.

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  • by Meredith Location: Atlanta, GA on Sep 2, 2008 at 08:57 PM
    I can't imagine he had an enemy in this world. He is the sweetest man on the planet and I hope and pray that he is found safe, warm and at peace. He loves his family and friends and loves being out "in the valley" as he puts it with his cows and the land. They don't make 'em like Mike anymore. He is a true gem and I pray for and wish the best outcome in this situation.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2008 at 06:25 PM
    have families,friends,or workers been questioned about the missing man.did anyone go riding with him? Does he have any known enemies? I hope he is found safe.


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