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March 17th, 2009
09:43 AM ET

Where is Brittany?

Brittany White was last seen on March 6.
Brittany White was last seen on March 6.

Gabriel Falcon
AC360° Writer

It has been 11 days since Brittany White was last seen by her friends or family. But she wasn't reported missing until three days later. Detective Hugh Coleman of the Nashville Police Department says the 20-year-old woman disappeared after a confrontation with a roommate on March 6.

A media release by the authorities sheds more light on the case. According to the report, "White may have been involved in a domestic dispute between her estranged ex-husband and current boyfriend." Both men say they have no idea where White is or what happened to her.

Detective Coleman has one solid lead. Video taken at a local bank on March 13 shows a woman believed to be White. However, Coleman does not know if she is under duress. He says someone may be holding or manipulating her. He also added that White could be choosing to remain hidden for unknown reasons.

As of now, authorities are optimistic that White is not being harmed, and that no foul play is suspected.

But investigators won't know for sure exactly what happened to White until the mystery is solved. Until then, she will be classified as a missing person.

White has shoulder length red hair and blue eyes. She is 5'4" and weighs 130 pounds. If you have any information but her whereabouts contact Detective Coleman at 615-880-2928.


Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Gabe Falcon
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Butch

    I don't think she would stay missing willingly with the news coverage and worry her family,people need to wake up,mainly the cops,shes no teeny bopper looking for attention.

    March 18, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  2. Your Are All Idiots

    "They should question all who last saw her more and put some pressure on them."

    What do you think that the police are just sitting back and relaxing ? They are probably questioning anyone and everyone about this. But hopefully they read these comments just in case they forgot to question the last person who saw her...

    March 18, 2009 at 9:44 am |
  3. John

    This was reported as "AC360°: Memphis teen missing 11 days" on courttv.com. Why the discrepancy? What other misstatements are in this story??? Is she a teen or is she 20??? Another example of what our society is about at times, trying to dramitize something that may or may not be true. Has this site joined the crowd too?

    March 18, 2009 at 9:12 am |
  4. cathy 48

    in ref to deana a missing person does not have to be missing more than 24-48 hours to be reported. they can be reported as soon as possible

    March 18, 2009 at 9:07 am |
  5. Kate

    Really who cares what the headline says. Child, teen, adult. Does it really matter? The whole point is that is someones daughter, she is missing, and people are looking for her. Its sad and I really hope that there is a happy ending to all of this.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:54 am |
  6. Tristan

    20 is still a teenager in age grouping. when you're 20 you hang out with 18 year olds but not 22 year olds for reasons.

    March 18, 2009 at 8:41 am |
  7. bad

    are these comments serious? are americans this mindless?

    March 18, 2009 at 12:09 am |
  8. Sudbury, Ontario

    Hopefully she is taking a break but if not then God be with her as she may need Him.

    March 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm |
  9. David Soares

    Could be, beleived to be, does not know, but they are optimistic. Cops are on top of it I see. One of the CNN reporters should do a piece on the justice industry. We spend more on cops Jails judges prisons in Rhode Island than we do on kids and schools in this country, 25% of the people that are in jail on the planet earth, are in jail here is the US–are there that many crooks in the US or is their something wrong with the way we deal with crime? Really!– could be, should be, someone may be, what geniuses!–no wonder the country is going down the tubes.

    March 17, 2009 at 11:52 pm |
  10. Tammy

    Teen? Why give the headline on CNN Crime News as "Memphis TEEN missing 11 days"?? She is 20 years old. C'mon CNN–get with it.

    March 17, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  11. T

    Didn't the headline say "Memphis Teen" missing? I didn't see where she is a teen or in Memphis. They need to get their headlines straight!

    March 17, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  12. lindsay

    You people are geniuses. *sarcasm*

    March 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm |
  13. Corey D - Ontario, Canada

    So did the reporter make a mistake in regards to not knowing the regulations of reporting a missing person or did they apply the three days of the regulation time of three days? Does not matter; a person does not just disappear without having contacted anyone. This person is most likely staying with someone she knows and has contacted them recently previous to her disappearance; that or has been abducted. The roomate does indeed need to be questioned in regards to her whereabouts or at least where she was supposed to be.

    March 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm |
  14. Joanne Pacicca, Solvay, NY

    I have an 18 year old that is on her way to higher education next year. I read this story and the story of Natalie Holloway...it's frightening. I implore young people, don't just disappear...if you need time, let at least one person know that your ok.

    March 17, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  15. Charlee

    If it is out of character for Brittany White to be gone for several days without letting anyone know, then the police better be looking deeper into the situation and definitely the boyfriend and ex-husband. Does she have other family or friends that she was always in contact with and now with her disappearance she is not. Something is fishy here.

    March 17, 2009 at 2:49 pm |
  16. amber

    people these days need to get it together and stop being stupit

    March 17, 2009 at 2:48 pm |
  17. Iekoop

    I don't understand why someone would go missing and stop having contact with all family if you got sick and tired of your ex-husband and current husband fighting. Just move out or go home to family members for a bit. But to make everyone think that you are in duress is dumb. I hope that she is not hurt or dead and that she is just taking a break. They should question all who last saw her more and put some pressure on them.

    March 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  18. Deana

    A lot of the times you can not report someone over the age of 18 missing until they have been gone for 48-72 hours.

    March 17, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  19. Corey D - Ontario, Canada

    Why are all those who go missing only reported to be missing a couple days later? Is it possible that she has stated that she will be gone for a couple days to someone? Or is it normal for her to just disappear for a couple days? One of the boyfriends knows something; thats for sure!

    March 17, 2009 at 1:12 pm |
  20. Amaris

    They need to question the roommate. She's been missing for 11 days, if she was still alive she would've called her family.

    March 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm |
  21. John

    Unknown reasons? “White may have been involved in a domestic dispute between her estranged ex-husband and current boyfriend.”
    She probably got tired of both of the idiots and decided to split.

    March 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  22. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    The fragility of life--so sad.

    March 17, 2009 at 12:05 pm |