November 27, 2015 UPDATE: A Florida teen, visiting Franklin, missing since last Saturday has been safely located.
A Franklin man on a layover in an Atlanta Greyhound station recognized the teen from a Franklin PD news release and called Franklin Police. The teen boarded a bus that took him to Huntsville, where police located him at the home of a family he had recently met. That family did not know the teen’s age, or that he had been reported missing.
“A well informed public can make a world of difference in cases like this,” said FPD spokesman Lt. Charles Warner, crediting the traveling Franklin man with helping police safely locate the teen.
November 24, 2015: Franklin,TN: Andrew Slingsby, 16, of Florida, was last seen Saturday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot on Mallory Lane. The Florida family, destined for Ohio, had stopped their RV to take a break. During that break, there was a minor family disagreement. That disagreement led to Andrew suddenly leaving the RV with his hiking equipment, including a small tent. He has not been seen or heard from since.
Andrew’s parents say this is very out of character for him, and are extremely concerned. They are asking for the community’s help with finding their son and bringing him safely home. If you have any information on Andrew’s whereabouts, call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513, or call 9-1-1.