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TBI: Amber Alert for Carlie Trent in Missouri is false alarm

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ROGERSVILLE, TN (WMC) -

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a previous Amber Alert issued in Missouri for 9-year-old Carlie Trent is a false alarm. 

Police thought her uncle, Gary Simpson's, van might have been spotted in Otterville, Missouri, and issued an Amber Alert on Tuesday. The TBI said it turned out it was not his vehicle.

There have been possible sightings of Carlie Trent in 11 states, but no real evidence about her location.

Trent became the subject of a Tennessee Amber Alert on May 5.

Investigators in Missouri said Trent was believed to have been spotted in Otterville, Missouri, on May 9. Because this investigation now spans multiple states, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has gotten involved.

Earlier Tuesday, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released new surveillance video of 9-year-old Trent. She is believed to be with her uncle, Gary Simpson. Simpson picked her up from school under false pretenses Wednesday.

After Simpson picked her up, the two went to a Save-A-Lot grocery store in Rogersville, Tennessee. That's where the two were captured on surveillance camera.

In the video, Simpson is seen purchasing piles of non-perishable foods, drinks, and large quantities of toilet paper.

Simpson previously had custody of Carlie, but custody was recently given to her biological father. The change was so recent that the school did not yet have records of the custodial change.

They are believed to be in a remote area, traveling in a 2002 Dodge conversion van with TN license plate 173GPS.

A $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Carlie's safe return.

If you believe you know where Carlie or Simpson may be, call Rogersville Police Department at (423) 272-7555 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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