From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
KNOXVILLE –Family members said volunteers are needed to search for Blake Smith, 20, of Knoxville, Tenn., who went missing on Saturday. Smith is a native of Trussville. He is the son of Kim and Jim Smith and the nephew of Trussville realtor Jill Williams.
“We need volunteers for search and rescue at Admiral Farragut Park in Knoxville now,” Williams said. “Police will be guiding the search and are also asking for any drone footage that may have been taken in the park on Saturday.”
Smith was last seen leaving work at Weedman Lawn Care at 2 p.m. on Saturday and never returned to his dorm. He hasn’t been heard from since.
Family members said the last interaction they can find was an Instagram photo posted about the time he went missing. The photo is of a lake at Admiral Farragut Park where the search is planned.
Smith’s father used a locator app and tracked his cell phone to the location of his vehicle which was found running and crashed into a construction site with his cell phone inside. Knoxville police searched the area with the K9 unit but weren’t able to locate Smith.
His shoe, a beanie and his gold chain were found, according to family members. A cinder blocked had been placed on the gas pedal.
Smith attends Crown College of the Bible in Knoxville and is a graduate of Mountain View Baptist School in Grayson Valley.
If you have any information regarding Smith’s whereabouts, please contact the Knoxville Police Department at (865) 215-7000.