Tennessee

Tenn. girl, 9, disappears after uncle signs her out of school

Gary Simpson and Carlie Marie Trent.

Gary Simpson and Carlie Marie Trent.  (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Rogersville Police Dept.)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for a 9-year-old girl who was picked up from school by an uncle and hasn't been seen since.

The TBI says 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent of Rogersville was reported missing on Wednesday after a non-custodial uncle, Gary Simpson, signed her out of school under false pretenses.

Carlie is described as having blonde hair and blue eyes. She is about 4-foot 8-inches tall and weighs about 75 pounds.

She was last seen with Simpson. He is a 57-year-old white male with brown hair and eyes. Police say he is balding, stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 157 pounds.

Simpson was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge van with a Tennessee registration of 173GPS. Police say it has a dark stripe and gold running boards.

Anyone with information in the case should call the Rogersville Police Department at 423-272-7555 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.