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KCSO Searching for Woman Missing Since 2015

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

KCSO Searching for Woman Missing Since 2015 The Knox County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a woman who went missing over two years ago. 38-year-old Rebecca Lynn Fernandez was last seen at a restaurant in Knox County with her relatives on May 15, 2015. She may have been en route to Mexico with a friend.

Fernandez is described as a white female, 5'2", and 150 pounds with green eyes and brown her, but has been known to change her hair color often.

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



Remains Tentatively Identified

Sunday, 16 July 2017
The remains found Saturday in the woods behind Montgomery Village have been tentatively identified and there are no signs of foul play. Family has been notified, and the Knox County Sheriff's Office is awaiting results from the Knox County Regional Forensics Center for positive identification. KCSO's Major Crimes Unit is investigating. Details will be released as they develop.



Possible Human Remains Found in South Knox County

Saturday, 15 July 2017
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is responding to the wooded area behind Montgomery Village after being advised by the Knoxville Police Department that what they believe to be human remains had been discovered. More details will be released as they develop.



Vehicle Identification Set for Saturday

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Got 10 minutes?  That’s all it takes to protect your car from being stolen and it’s free!  For the 24th year, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters have partnered to offer Operation Vehicle I.D.  

On Saturday, July 15th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the lot across the street from Toyota of Knoxville on Parkside Drive, you can have the (VIN) number permanently etched into your vehicle’s windshield and windows.  The number is placed in a discreet location and does not harm the glass. 

VIN etching can be a significant deterrent to vehicle thefts.  Thieves will often bypass a car that has been marked this way because it can be traced quickly. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office reports that approximately 350-400 vehicles are stolen each year.   If you can spare a few minutes, you can make sure your car doesn’t become a statistic.



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