published Tuesday, June 28th, 2011, updated June 29th, 2011 at 12:44 p.m.

Endangered Child Alert issued after three children missing from group home

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    A red and white 1995 Chevy K1500 Pickup Truck with Tennessee License plate ML2756.

An East and Middle Tennessee Endangered Child Alert has been issued for Alexis Sullivan. Police write:

Sullivan is in the company of Brittany Mostella and Shelby Nunley. All three children are missing from the Johnson Group Home in Maryville, Tennessee. Mostella and Nunley have allegedly made threats toward harming Sullivan once they had ran from the group home. The girls may be armed with a pair of scissors that are missing from the home. The girls were last seen at approximately 11 p.m. eastern time on June 27, 2011, at a gas station in Rockwood, Tennessee in Cumberland County.

The girls are believed to have stolen a red and white 1995 Chevy K1500 Pickup Truck with Tennessee License plate ML2756, police say. The truck has Harley Davidson emblems in the rear window, a metal tool box, and a Dale Earnhardt sticker. The truck also has a yellow sticker on the right side of the rear window that states "Look Out for Motorcycles".

Update: The pickup truck was recovered on June 29 in Clarksville, but the Endangered Child Alert is still in effect.

The girls may be traveling to either the Sparta, Jackson County, or Clarksville, Tenn., areas.

Sullivan is a 12 year-old white female with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5'5" tall and weighs 125 lbs. She was last seen wearing a dark green shirt, black shorts and black Nike shoes.

Mostella is a 14 year-old black female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5'6" tall and weighs 210 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, purple pajama pants, and gray Levi's shoes.

Nunley is a white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5'2" tall and weighs 98 lbs. She was last seen wearing an olive green jacket, black shirt, red and black shorts, white Nike Air Force One shoes, and blue boxers.

If you have seen the children or the vehicle, please call the Maryville Police Department at 865-983-3620 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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