Jordan Gorman was found safe Tuesday after an AMBER Alert was issued for him

By Steve Helling
Updated November 17, 2020 05:13 PM
Credit: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

UPDATE: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday afternoon that Jordan Gorman has been found safe. He is being medically evaluated and returned to his family. More information about the boy's whereabouts and condition will be shared at a later time.

Authorities are searching for a 9-year-old boy who vanished from is home in Cheatham County, Tennessee.

Jordan Gorman's parents reported him missing on Sunday, telling investigators that he ran off after having an argument. His older sister, Jocelyn, saw him standing at the end of the driveway, according to the Tennessean.

Authorities from five different agencies are searching for Jordan. A statewide AMBER Alert has been issued, according to WKRN-TV.

Authorities have not disclosed the nature of the argument, or who Jordan argued with. Jordan was adopted alongside his two sisters by Mark and Coletta Gorman. In addition to Jordan and his two biological sisters, two other children live in the home.

Jordan lives in a rural area about 17 miles outside of Nashville. Temperatures in the area have dipped into the 30s and 40s since Jordan's disappearance. Residents in the area have been encouraged to walk their property during daylight hours to search for the boys. They are urged to look anywhere that a child could take cover, including crawlspaces, sheds and barns.

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Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove told the Tennessean there are currently no citizen searches in progress, but that they may be looking for volunteer searchers soon.

Jordan is approximately four feet tall and weighs 75 lbs. He has dirty blonde hair. He was last seen wearing jeans and a a short-sleeved gray t-shirt with red stripes. Authorities say he may have been barefoot.

Anyone who sees Jordan or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the TBI at 1-800-824-3463 or the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office at 615-792-2098.