Nichole Burgess Missing Person Case--Search Warrant Being Served in Anderson County
June 5, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nashville detectives investigating the disappearance of Nichole Burgess are today in Andersonville, Tennessee, near Knoxville, executing a search warrant at the home of Caleb J. Cannon, the father of Burgess’ 10-year-old son.
Crime scene specialists from the police department’s Identification Unit are also at the home at 306 Lambdin Road assisting in the search warrant process.
Detectives have traveled to Anderson County several times over the past week as part of the investigation. On Tuesday, a search warrant was served on Cannon for a DNA sample.
In seeking the search warrants, lead Detective Steve Jolley from the police department’s Homicide-Cold Case Unit told an Anderson County judge that based on the investigation thus far, Burgess is likely dead and that Cannon is considered a person of interest.
Detectives know that Burgess, 36, was last heard from by her best friend via text message on the afternoon of May 23rd. “Caleb” was referenced in that message. Later in the afternoon, Cannon, who had visitation privileges with the 10-year-old every other weekend, picked him up from school. They then went to Nichole Burgess’ Oak Vale Drive home in Hermitage. Nichole Burgess was not present. Cannon took the child to Anderson County later in the evening. The 10-year-old is now in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services while the investigation continues.
Anyone with information on the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Nichole Burgess is urged to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com. Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.
The Nashville police department appreciates the assistance of the Anderson, Union and Roane County Sheriffs’ Offices in this continuing investigation.
Nichole Burgess, 36