Deputies: Photo placing Tennessee Amber Alert girl in Missouri proven inaccurate

2 years 6 months 1 week ago Tuesday, May 10 2016 May 10, 2016 Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3:30:00 PM CDT May 10, 2016 in News
By: Samantha Myers, Lauren Petterson and Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

MISSOURI - As of 11:40 a.m., the Amber Alert for Carlie Trent has been canceled in Missouri. Trent is still missing and the Amber Alert is active in Tennessee. 

Earlier details

The Cooper County Sheriff's Office confirmed the two people in a photo taken near Otterville are not 9-year-old Carlie Trent and her uncle, Gary Simpson.

Cooper County investigators have spoken with the people in the photograph and confirmed them as residents of Stover.

As of 10:38 p.m. Tuesday, deputies have said they will not cancel the Missouri Amber Alert on Carlie until all leads have been investigated.

Earlier, at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday, the sheriff's office said it had "begun to cancel" the Missouri Amber Alert, but people should "continue to be vigilant for Carlie and Simpson."

The sheriff's office said there was an unconfirmed sighting of two individuals that match the description of an Amber Alert issued on Tuesday.

The photo shows two people in a canoe on the Lamine River near Otterville. The photo matched the description of Trent and Simpson.

Deputies said they did not find any evidence after searching with boats and aircraft of a white van that matched the description of the van in the Amber Alert. 

Deputies were searching for Trent Tuesday and issued an Amber Alert after reports came in that someone reported spotting the van she was in near Otterville. 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was searching for Trent Thursday near Rogersville, Tennessee.

Trent is blonde, approximately 75 pounds and 4 ft. 8 in. Deputies said she is wearing a black and grey tank top and blue jeans. 

Deputies suspect she is traveling with 57-year-old Gary Lewis Simpson. Simpson is a white male with brown hair and glasses. He weighs approximately 157 pounds and is 5 ft. and 10 in. He may be wearing a brown cap, a dark colored shirt and jeans. 

The vehicle the Trent and Simpson are in is a White Dodge Ram 1500 van with Tennessee license number 173GPS. The van also has a dark stripe down the middle with light gold running boards and the paint is chipping off the hood.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cooper County Sheriff's Department at (660) 882-2814 or 911. 

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the latest information.]

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