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Police Asks The Public For Help In Finding Missing 14-Year-Old

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Tennessee police are getting desperate and are now "asking for public assistance" in locating Savannah Leigh Pruitt, who has been missing for more than two weeks.

The 14-year-old girl and her family had moved to Madisonville from Lawrenceville, Georgia just a few weeks before she mysteriously vanished.

Savannah, who is described by her mother, Christina Pruitt, as "very loving, very bubbly," was last seen at her home on January 13.

"We're very heartbroken," Christina said. "I miss her. I don't understand...none of us understand."

In order to figure out her last location, police pinged her two cell phones and this led them to believe that she may have traveled to the Corbin, Kentucky area.

The last signal they received was from near a Kentucky welcome center along Interstate 70 in Whitley County.

However, the mystery deepened when both her mobile devices seemed to have been turned off a day later.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office has now enlisted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, as well as community members to help them find the young girl.

There is no known description of what Savannah was wearing when she vanished, but we do know that that blue-eyed and blonde teen is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds.

A press conference was recently held to brief the public about the case, and according to WATE, investigators have since received "a few tips" that they've been following up on.

Savannah's mother and father, Randall Pruitt, have also made a tearful plight, asking for their daughter, who is the oldest of four children, to come home.

"It's like having your soul ripped out of your body," Randall said. "You can't think, you can't eat, you can't sleep, you can't rest - life has just ceased for us since she left."

"We love her dearly and we want her home - I love you, and come home," the Pruitts, who don't believe their daughter would run away, added.

If you have seen Savannah, or know of her whereabouts, please call the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at 423-442-3911 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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