UPDATE: Missing 19-year-old returns home

Aug. 7, 2017: Knox County authorities say a teenager is home safe after she was reported missing late last week.

KNOX COUNTY - UPDATE: The Knox County Sheriff's Office says a 19-year-old woman who had been missing since last week returned home safely Monday night. 

KCSO said Twyla Elaine Smothers returned to her mother's home in Crossville around 7 p.m.

PREVIOUS STORY: Investigators are looking for a 19-year-old woman who could be in an unsafe situation, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Twyla Elaine Smothers,19, was last seen leaving an apartment on Nature Trails Boulevard with a male around 9 p.m. on Aug. 3. She last had contact with her family on Aug. 4 at 10:30 p.m., the sheriff's office said.

Smothers is described as a white female, 5-feet 5-inches tall, 180 pounds, with hazel eyes and blonde hair. 

Deputies believe the man she left with was wearing a ball cap and possibly goes by the name Jose. He was driving a 2000s model light tan or brown four-door vehicle, possibly a Saturn or Kia, with a spoiler on the trunk.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 865-215-2243.

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