Where is Michaelle Van Kleef? 19-year-old goes missing after going on a walk 'to clear her head'

Where is Michaelle Van Kleef? 19-year-old goes missing after going on a walk 'to clear her head'
Michaelle Van Kleef has been missing since October 30 (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

MOUNT JULIET, TENNESSEE: A teenager who was staying at a home on Benders Ferry Road in Mount Juliet over the last three weeks went missing after having an alleged phone conversation with her parents in Boston. Michaelle Van Kleef, 19, has been missing since Sunday, October 30, when she reportedly went for a stroll after she talked to her parents and mysteriously disappeared.

According to WZTV, Wilson County police have described the situation as "complicated" because they believe the woman is not carrying her ID and wallet and has turned off her phone. A reward of $25,000 is now being offered by the authorities to anyone with information regarding the missing girl.


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As per the information recieved from officials, she reportedly came to Mount Juliet to work at K-9 Companions Nashville, a dog training company. Karen Duet, the company's owner and with whom she was staying, told WKRN that she last saw Michaelle on Sunday. They had a conversation before the teenager walked to her room to call her parents. She then told Duet that she was going to take a walk to “clear her mind”.

According to Duet, she realized something was wrong on Monday morning. Five days after stating she was going for a walk, Michaelle is still missing.
The police are currently investigating it as a missing person case. Police informed WTVF that there is no proof that she was kidnapped.

“The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office has been all over the property, they searched the house, the ground, put the helicopter up in the air, search dogs, drones, you name it, they have done everything,” Duet said. The investigators have made use of K-9s, helicopters, and drones. Additionally, the neighboring rivers and woods have been searched. Captain Scott Moore said, “You may not think that it is related to her... but again it's a little information here or there could turn out to be something big.” 

She has been listed as an endangered kid by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.The teenager has blue eyes and brown hair, and is about 120 pounds and 5 feet 3 inches tall. Police are asking anyone with information on Michaelle to contact them at 615-444-1412. The family of the missing teen is offering a $25,000 prize for information.

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