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MPD: Chelsie Walker's remains found in remote Monroe County, 2 in custody

Two subjects are in custody at this time and charges are pending.

MADISONVILLE, Tenn — On Nov. 6, detectives from the Madisonville Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office located the remains of Chelsie Walker, according to MPD. 

Two subjects are in custody at this time and charges are pending, MPD said.

Walker was reported missing to the MPD on Oct. 31.  At the time, the Detectives Division began an investigation and gathered evidence that Walker was last seen at a residence at Tellico Plains, according to MPD. 

The MPD Detective Division notified the Monroe County Sheriff's Office of their findings and a joint investigation was launched into her disappearance.

According to an affidavit filed in Monroe County General Sessions Court, a man named Andrew Young is facing a charge related to the case: fraudulent use of a debit card. He is also facing multiple methamphetamine charges, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Nov. 3, deputies arrested Young and booked him into the Monroe County Jail on the charges.

Credit: MCSO
Andrew Young

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy said in the affidavit they were investigating Walker's disappearance, saying she had left a Walmart in Madisonville with another man on Oct. 29. Walker's vehicle was found abandoned in the store's parking lot.

The deputy said Walker was seen getting into a vehicle with another man, who he identified as Hayden Millsaps. The deputy spoke with Millsaps, who said he picked Walker up and they went to Young's home on Sawmill Road in Tellico Plains.

The affidavit said Young told investigators Walker and Millsaps had arrived at his home on Oct. 29, which was the last time she was reported being seen by anyone. 

The deputy said they ran a check on Walker's bank card and discovered it was used to buy gas at a station on Highway 68 in Tellico Plains. The officer said they reviewed camera footage from the gas station and saw Young using the card, saying it happened around 1:19 p.m. on the day Walker had disappeared.

The deputy said Young did not have consent to use the card to make the purchase. 

After conducting a search warrant at Young's home, deputies said they found a one-pot meth lab inside a dryer in the home as well as a handgun. Young is scheduled to appear in court for the fraudulent card use charge on Nov. 15. 

According to the MCSO, Millsaps was also arrested and has charges pending that are unrelated to Walker's death.

Officers said they are waiting for a full autopsy to be conducted before considering other charges in their investigation into Walker's death, saying it could take up to a month before they receive results.

You can read the full affidavit below.

This is still an active investigation and more information will be released at a later time. 

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