Trenny Lynn Gibson
Trenny, approximately 1976
Date reported missing : 10/08/1976
Missing location (approx) :
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/17/1960 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 16 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 115 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue blouse, a blue and white striped sweater, a borrowed brown plaid heavy jacket, blue jeans, blue Adidas shoes and a diamond and star sapphire ring.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Trenny accompanied 40 of her classmates from Knoxville, Tennessee on a field trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park on October 8, 1976. The students were hiking to Andrews Bald on the trip and separated into small groups when they arrived at the trails.
Trenny apparently hiked with several different sections of her classmates at different paces during the day. She was last seen at approximately 3:00 p.m. near Clingman's Dome, walking on a moderately steep trail with sharp drop-offs and dense undergrowth on both sides.
Extensive searches of the park continued until the end of October 1976, but Trenny has never been located. She was a sophomore at Bearden High School at the time of her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
The Knoxville News Sentinel
National Park Service
Trenny Lynn Gibson Missing Person since October 8, 1976
5 October 12, 2004. May 25, 2021; picture added.
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