UPDATE 10/17/22 5 P.M.: The search has ended for a man missing out of Rutherford County.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Monday afternoon that 69-year-old Jesse Hobbs had died.

There were no details released about the manner of Hobbs’ death.


RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) issued a Silver Alert, on behalf of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, for a man with a medical condition who hasn’t been seen in more than a week.

According to the TBI, 69-year-old Jesse Hobbs is 5-feet 9-inches tall, weighs 250 pounds, and has brown hair and green eyes.

Authorities said Hobbs was last spotted in Murfreesboro on Oct. 5.

(Source: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

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In the Silver Alert — which was issued on Sunday, Oct. 16 — the TBI reported that Hobbs’ medical condition “may impair his ability to return safely without assistance.”

If you see Hobbs or have any information about his whereabouts, you are asked to call the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 615-898-7777, ext. 3, or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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