Surveillance video shows man in East Nashville minutes before he went missing

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro Nashville Police have opened an investigation after a 28-year-old man has been reporting missing, last seen Sunday night.

Metro police said Dakota Bingham was last seen at 11:30 p.m. in front of Hunter’s Station in East Nashville.

UPDATE: Detectives investigating his disappearance say they located surveillance video Wednesday that shows a man, believed to be Bingham, struggling to stay afloat in the Cumberland River just after midnight Monday.

Prior to that, Bingham was with his friends at Noble’s sports bar. According to police, Bingham consumed a lot of alcohol before leaving the bar.

Investigators said that he told his friends that he would be riding a scooter to his apartment on McGavock Street off West End.

Surveillance video in the area captured him walking away on foot. Detectives reviewed the video and said that he walked to 5th and Main, where he briefly got onto a scooter.

Then he was next seen at the TA Truck Stop located at 111 North 1st Street around Midnight. That’s also the same area and time his phone was last detected, according to Metro police.

A friend reported him missing Monday when she did not hear back from him.

His mother lives in California, but friends locally told News 2 they are concerned about his wellbeing.

“Even on his worst day, Dakota’s an early riser. He’s up at 7 a.m. and he always keeps in contact with us,” said his friend Lexi Johnisee, who was with him the night he went missing.

Dakota Bingham
28-year-old Dakota Bingham was last seen October 10, 2021 in East Nashville.

Bingham is described as being 5’10, weighing 160 pounds, with blue eyes and dirty blonde hair.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Department of Emergency Communications at 615-862-8600.

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