TBI: Very few leads in case of missing children


As family of Chloie Leverette and Gage Daniel prepare for the holidays without their loved ones, investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they have few leads in the search for the missing children.

Agents have been checking out every lead that comes in, according to Kristin Helm, TBI spokesperson.

A balloon release was held Saturday for the children at the Unionville home they vanished from back in September. Tied to balloons were messages in bottles including love letters and missing persons flyers.

"We identified the meaning of each balloon," said family member Mary Lamb. "The green is life, and we do believe Chloie and Gage are out there somewhere. We pray for their return."

Behind the home on Kingdom Road is a rock drive the family has named "Lane of Hope".

"I'll consider it the Lane of Hope until they return, and then they and I will rename it," said Lamb.

Autopsy reports for Mollie and Leon McClaran, just released this month, failed to determine how they died, according to the medical examiner's office.

The autopsies also did not shed any more light on the fire that destroyed their Bedford County home.

The TBI said the fire damaged their remains so badly, the medical examiner could not determine a cause of death.

Authorities never found the bodies of the McClarans' grandchildren, Chloie and Gage.

The Amber Alert for the children remains active, according to the TBI.

You can donate money to a reward fund for information on this at the Regions banks in Shelbyville and Eagleville. The current reward for information is $1,500.

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