AMBER ALERT: Tennessee teen last seen in 2019 may be in Florida, authorities say

Daphne Westbrook, 17, may be with her non-custodial father

Missing teen Daphne Westbrook, 17, might be in Florida with John Westbrook, 42, traveling in a 1971 Volkswagen Beetle, officials say. (WKMG)

UPDATE: A 17-year-old girl from Tennessee at the center of an Amber Alert issued in March was located in May in Alabama. Authorities say she is safe.


A Tennessee teen who hasn’t been seen since 2019 may be in Florida, according to officials.

An Amber Alert issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows 17-year-old Daphne Westbrook, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, may be in the company of 42-year-old John Westbrook.

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According to the flier, the pair may be in Florida traveling in an orange 1971 Volkswagen Beetle. The car likely has no license plate or front windshield, officials said.

The teen was last seen in October of 2019, according to the FDLE.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, John Westbrook is the teen’s non-custodial father. An Amber Alert was issued in Tennessee earlier this week.

Tennessee officials said the teen was last seen in Chattanooga in October of 2019 and did not return from a weekend visit to her father’s.

Since then, it was believed he may have taken Daphne to the western U.S., since he has contacts in Colorado, New Mexico, California and Washington, according to investigators.

“They could, however, be anywhere. And in recent weeks, evidence uncovered during the investigation into John Westbrook has led authorities to become increasingly concerned for Daphne’s wellbeing,” a tweet from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation read.

Officials said on Friday that the latest developments in the case place the pair in Florida about one week ago.

John Westbrook faces a charge of aggravated kidnapping in connection to Daphne’s disappearance, Tennessee officials said.

Daphne is white with brown hair and brown eyes, weighs about 110 pounds and stands about 5 feet 3 inches tall, according to the description included in the alert.

John Westbrook is white with brown hair and blue eyes, weighs 200 pounds and stands 6 feet 4 inches tall, authorities said.

Anyone with information on the pair’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.