Brenda Kay Carroll
Carroll, approximately 2017; Carroll's tattoos
Date and time person was reported missing : 12/27/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 45 years old
Height / Weight : 5'1, 140 - 160 pounds
Medical conditions : Carroll has a history of drug abuse, particularly opioids and crack cocaine.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue/hazel eyes. Carroll has a tattoo of a flower on the top of her wrist and multiple stars tattooed on the back of her hand; a photo of the tattoos is posted with this case summary. She has gaps between her teeth in her lower jaw. Her natural hair color is brown, but it was dyed blonde at the time of her disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Carroll was last seen on December 27, 2017. She visited someone in the University of Tennessee Medical Center that day with her roommate, Bonnie Drane, and Drane's family members. The two women departed in Drane's silver Honda Accord.
Carroll messAge at the time of disappearance: d a relative on January 1, saying she needed money for food and cigarettes, but no one in her family has heard from her since then, and no one has actually seen her or Drane since December 27. Drane's vehicle was located in Tennessee on January 21, 2018, with all her belongings, including her identification, Social Security card and debit cards, inside it.
One of Drane and Carroll's associates, William Inklebarger, also disappeared on December 27. The three of them had lived together at an apartment on Linden Avenue in East Knoxville, but Inklebarger moved out in December after the residence lost power. All three have "deep drug connections" and lived transient lifestyles, with no permanent address.
It's unclear whether the cases are connected or what happened to them.
Other information and links : ncy
Knoxville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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