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Police issues amber alert over the missing 9-year-old Jordan Allen Gorman from Cheatham County

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Tennessee police on Monday morning issued a nationwide amber warning following a nine-year-old Jordan Allen Gorman, who went missing over the weekend in Cheatham County, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

TBI and Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove speaking on Monday afternoon at a command post near the church in New Life, Elton, urging community members to follow the boy, who is believed to be barefoot and wearing shorts. gray shirt with red stripes on the hands, blue jeans.

“This is a race in time,” Breedlove said. The National Weather Service in Nashville said the overnight low Sunday bottomed out at 34 degrees in Cheatham County. Monday’s low was forecast in the upper-30s, the service said.

 

Authorities were urging residents on the Will View Road in El Welton to search their property and search crawlspaces, sheds and outbuildings where the child could be covered.

“He’s a little boy,” Breedlove said, adding that Jordan is four-feet tall and weighs 75 pounds. The TBI also said the boy has brown hair and brown eyes. “He’s just a very small child … We’re all praying that we find him.”

The young boy was last seen on Sunday in a heavily forested area near his home near Joelton-area home, TBI reports.

Agency spokesman Josh DeVine said Monday afternoon that investigators were trying to set a timetable for what would lead to the child’s disappearance.

At least three helicopters and numerous ATV search vehicles were at the scene on Monday afternoon. The five law enforcement officers and search teams have left the area near the child’s home and surrounding property.

Investigators do not currently know what prompted the boy to leave, in what direction he went, when he left, or when the first 911 call was made.

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