LOUDON, Tenn. — A Loudon County family are desperate for help weeks after their 15-year-old son disappeared for their home.
The Loudon County Sheriff's Office said they were still looking for a missing 15-year-old Tegan Daugherty, who was last seen Sunday, Oct. 10 in his home in Loudon.
Deputies said he is believed to have left the area on a black bicycle with neon green stripes on the tires. They also said he was wearing blue jeans and a dark blue Jurassic Park t-shirt.
He also wears prescription eyeglasses and had them with him when he went missing, according to deputies.
Even though he is 15 years old, his mother and step father Jennifer and Jeff Silvey said he has the spirit of a young child. They said Tegan has a history of running away, but they never thought he would be gone for so long.
"Our neighbor down the street saw him coming down the road just shortly after nine. And that is the last we knew," Jeff Silvey said. "I can't make sure he's okay. And it's killing me."
Jennifer said the family was doing chores the morning of October 10, saying Tegan was cleaning the fish tank out. They said moments later -- he was nowhere to be found.
"Anything could happen... that somebody could have picked him up. Tegan can be very trusting of the wrong people," his mother said.
The parents said Tegna had disappeared two times before, but had been picked up by police both times. While it has been weeks since he was last seen, his parents are still hopeful and continue to search for him.
"I got to the point where I leave here early so I can drive around and look for him," his stepfather said.
Loudon County detectives continue to lead the search, saying they won't stop until he is found.
Anyone with information about his location should call Loudon County dispatch at (865) 458-9081.