Where is Britney Watson? Cops search for missing Tennessee woman, 34, and 'suicidal' ex-husband

Where is Britney Watson? Cops search for missing Tennessee woman, 34, and 'suicidal' ex-husband
Cops have launched a manhunt for Britney Watson, who has been missing for mire than eight days and her ex-husband Kevin (Britney Anderson Watson/Facebook; Kevin Watson/Facebook )

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Britney Anderson Watson, a mother-of-two, has been missing for more than eight days. The Haywood County Sheriff's Office announced 34-year-old Watson's disappearance on Sunday, January 15, after she was last seen on January 7, between 12 pm and 1 pm at 3317 Hillville Loop. She was reportedly wearing jeans and a gray hoodie at that time.

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According to WREG, while authorities look for Watson, her ex-husband, Kevin, has been listed as a person of interest and may be suicidal, authorities said. 

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Sheriff Billy Garrett Jr announced that authorities located Kevin's vehicle in the area of Big Eddy lake north of Brownsville and were "searching the immediate area around it." Garrett told Fox News Digital that authorities "have evidence that indicates" Kevin may be armed. Officials searched the immediate area around it, while they asked people to avoid the area as search dogs were roped in to aid in the operation.

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Watson and Kevin had divorced about four years ago and were trying to get back together but were experiencing some "domestic issues," the sheriff reportedly said. "It's a tragic situation here, a domestic situation," Garrett said, adding, "We need to keep in mind that there are two small children in this situation and pray for them and their family."

A woman, claiming to be Watson's cousin, said, “Britney was Britney. She was spontaneous. She was wild. She was crazy. She loved her kids. She loved her family. She’d do anything for you. She didn’t deserve this.” Watson was reportedly at a motel in Jackson on January 7 but there is no clear reason as to why she was there. 

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Expressing confidence that they will find Kevin, authorities reportedly said, "We will probably be able to locate him because, as I said, we found the truck, we found the note, and we have tracking dogs out there that’s going to help us search the area. We are also using deputies on foot and a drone unit," per WBBJ. Garrett said that authorities had reason to believe Watson may be dead. He added, "We’re searching that area now with search dogs. There was a note left inside the truck that may indicate that he is suicidal."

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