Wooded Search Continues For Teen Missing 2 1/2 Years

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On Tuesday (11/12/2019), teams of Rutherford County emergency responders searched a thousand acres of Barfield Crescent Park and surrounding woods in looking for Riverdale High School student Devin Bond.

He disappeared March 31, 2017. and Sheriff's Detective Will Pinson said the Barfield Crescent area is the last place where Bond showed his location on his cell phone.

Pinson said, "We felt like the area needed to be searched as thoroughly as possible, since that is the last location where evidence shows that he was located."

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Only trained emergency responders participated in the day-long search. It ended at sunset, and the teams will continue their search on Wednesday. We want to do an exhaustive search."

Pinson investigates information he receives about Bond, but as of now there have been no confirmed sightings of the teen.

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The detective noted, "The parents have been kept aware of developments in the case."

Agencies participating in the search of about 1,000 acres include the Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency, Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Department, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services and the Special Operations Response Team, La Vergne Fire Department, Murfreesboro Police Department, Smyrna Police Department, La Vergne Police Department and the Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office asks people to remain away from the area while the search resumes Wednesday.

Background

It's been over 2-years since 16-year old Devin Bond packed pillows under his sheet to make it appear as if he was in bed. Then he reportedly stuffed several pants into a bag, put on a heavy coat and vanished into a chilly March 31, 2017 morning.

When the story broke two and a half years ago, officials indicated that the missing 6-foot, 160-pound teen with brownish-blond hair, had broken-up with his girlfriend the day before.

A motorist told deputies that they saw a teen matching Devin's description, walking along a rural road early that morning. Officials even got a ping on his cell phone, and confirmed he was in that area. But by 5:00 o'clock that morning, there were no more cell phone pings.

That area is where the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office along with search teams from other agencies searched on Tuesday and will return Wednesday (11/12-13/2019).

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