FBI joins search for missing Morgan Co. teen

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WARTBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Wartburg Police Department is asking for the public's help in the search for a missing girl.

Bridgett Gordon, 14, was reported missing on Dec. 4. Police describe her as 5-foot 6-inches, weighing 200 pounds. She has black hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. She has a scar on the right side of her upper lip. She was last seen wearing black pants with a maroon jacket with the words "New York," on the sleeve.

Police say Gordon allegedly left her residence without her mother's permission voluntarily. No foul play is suspected in this case. New information suggests she could have left the state and could be anywhere in the country. The FBI says she could be stopping at truck stops.

In a recent social media update from the Wartburg Police Department, officers have worked 132 hours to date following leads, and new information has lead investigators to believe Gordon has traveled outside the state of Tennessee at one point.

Due to this new information several out of state agencies and other agencies inside the State of Tennessee have been notified and are currently and/or have been involved with looking for Bridgett as well.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at the request of Wartburg Police Department has provided a missing juvenile poster. This information will be available to other law enforcement agencies, the public, news media, hospitals, social serve agencies, shelters, medical examiners, and/or any other agencies or organizations involved with locating missing persons.

On Dec. 19, the FBI Knoxville field office announced it was getting involved in the search.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Morgan County dispatch at 423-346-0911.

"Anyone who sees Bridgett is asked to make every effort to keep her in sight until law enforcement officials arrive on scene,"
police said.