From WBIR TV in Knoxville.
The employer of the young woman who mysteriously vanished from a Knoxville hotel on Friday or Saturday is offering $5000 in reward for information leading to the woman’s whereabouts.
Jennifer Lee Hampton, age 21, vanished sometime between Friday, September 19 and Saturday the 20th from the Days Inn on Lovell Road in Knoxville [Jennifer’s MySpace page]. She had come from her hometown of Florence, Alabama with some co-workers to train employees at a new Mama Blues Buffet Restaurant.
Mama Blues is now offering a reward of $5000 for any information that may help bring Jennifer Lee Hampton home again.
Police have performed meticulous searches in the area surrounding the hotel with no results.
Jennifer Hampton was an exemplary employee for Mama Blue’s. Leslie Barnhill, owner of Mama Blues Knoxville, told WBIR-TV that Jennifer was “not the type of person that would run off with somebody.” Barnhill said Jennifer was “a really down to earth, quiet girl, who is just, you know, sweet and trusting.”
Knoxville Police spokesperson Darrell DeBusk said the following to a local TV station about Jennifer’s disappearance: “We did recover some evidence that indicates she may be a victim of foul play which greatly concerns us, and that is why we are desperately trying to get her picture out there.”
Again, if you think you saw something in the area or have any information that might help to find this young woman, call the Knoxville Police at 865-215-7014.