Five days after waitress Jennifer Lee Hampton vanished from a Days Inn in Tennessee, there is still no sign of the 21-year-old from Alabama.

Hampton, of Florence, disappeared Friday from the West Knoxville hotel, where she was reportedly staying with several of her coworkers from Mama Blues Buffet, UPI reported.

A search is under way.

The staff was in town to help with the opening of a new restaurant, according to a spokesman from the Knoxville Police Department.

"She was staying alone at the hotel," Darrell DeBusk told The Knoxville News Sentinel. "All the employees had different rooms."

A $5,000 reward is being offered by Hampton's employer for any information leading to her whereabouts, DeBusk said.

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