Murfreesboro father searches for his missing son

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — It’s been ten days since Lamar Hinton says his 16-year son Lamar Jr. went missing. 

“The weekend comes, and then a week goes by,” the father said. “You come to the realization that your child is gone, and that’s pretty devastating,” 

The last time he saw his son was April 29th.

“He went to bed at 10 o’clock,” Hinton said.

The next morning, he checked his son’s room. 

“I wake up about 4:30 to get ready for work, open his door,” he said. “He was gone, and your heart just sinks.” 

The teen doesn’t have a cell phone, and Hinton says nothing was missing from his bedroom.

“Nothing that he packed,” Hinton said. “Nothing that he took.”

Detectives with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department are investigating. 

They’re asking for information on a black truck seen near the home around 2 a.m. the morning Lamar Jr. disappeared.

“You don’t want your child to be in a situation where they’re harmed or unsafe,” Hinton said.  “You want to know that you’ve done all you can.” 

Hinton says his son has never run away.

“Well mannered, polite, great kid,” the father said. 

The teen is a junior at Stewarts Creek High School in Smyrna. 

The father says he loves dirt bikes and wants to be a veterinarian.

“He talks about hamsters and chinchillas,” Hinton said. 

The father has a message for his son and whoever he may be with.
“I love him, I love him unconditionally.”

“Wherever he is, whatever time, I will come and get him,” he said. “No questions asked. I just want him to come home.” 

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