Detectives Close the Case of Missing Man that Left His Truck on Interstate 40

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A 61-year-old man missing since May 10, 2016 has been located and is safe. Detectives closed the case today on Charles Howell Brooks, 61, of Nashville after he was located by Metro-Nashville Police early this morning. Mt. Juliet detectives spoke to Brooks this morning, who stated that he was away in Chattanooga. Brooks went missing on May 10, 2016 after police found his truck in the woods and running off Interstate 40.

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Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Detectives are concerned about the whereabouts of a missing 61-year-old man, and police are hoping to find him safe. On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 around 10:35 a.m., officers responded to a reported car crash on Interstate 40 eastbound near the 224 mile-marker, after it was reported a truck had run off into the woods. Officers arrived to find the truck running, driver door open, but no one around the truck.

Area Where Truck Was Located

Area Where Truck Was Located

The registered owner of the truck is Charles Howell Brooks, 61, of Nashville, and he was nowhere to be found. Officers searched the surrounding wooded area, contacted friends and family, and he still could not be located. Detectives did develop information that Brooks was last seen on May 8, 2016 around 7:00 p.m. There is also evidence to place him on Charlotte Pike in Nashville at the Walmart around 10:30 p.m. on May 9, 2016, where he purchased prepaid phone cards.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Charles Brooks, they are urged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .

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