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Endangered child alert issued for Johnson City boy

Staff reports • Oct 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM

An endangered child alert has been issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for a 12-year-old Johnson City boy.

According to a news release from the TBI, Joao Kleber Martins Guimaraes, 12, and his mother, Jesiane Martins Nixon, 30, failed to appear in court this morning. A bench order was issued for Nixon on Monday, according to the news release.

Guimaraes is described as white with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

Nixon was described as white with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 118 pounds.

Anyone who has seen Guimaraes is asked to contact the Johnson City Police Department at (423) 434-6125 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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