CLINTON, TN (May 16, 2021)Chadwick “Chad” Carr’s last contact with his family was on May 2, 2021. His missing was first reported by local news media on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The following information was taken from reports up to June 14.
A $5,000 REWARD has been offered by a private party for viable information that will locate Chad or the rest and conviction of the person or persons involved in his disappearance.
Anyone with information on Chad’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1; the Anderson County dispatch at 865-457-2414.
EAST TENNESSEE (July 24, 2021) – Chadwick Carr loves to make people laugh. Every day, he posts some type of entertaining content for his fans – anything to bring a smile to people’s faces and brighten their day.
“He’s a comedian – or thinks he is,” his sister Whitney Williams Carr told Dateline with a small laugh. “He’s very outgoing and very much a people person.”
The 32-year-old’s posts on social media stopped on May 2, 2021. The same day that Whitney last spoke with her brother on the phone.
Chad had checked himself into The Foundation inhouse recovery facility in Clinton, TN after a near overdose in January of this year. Chad was nearing the end of his 90-day treatment. During that time he had found employment and had just purchased a car the day before, according to reports.
Whitney said at first the conversation seemed fine, then he stepped outside of The Foundation inhouse recovery facility in Clinton, Tennessee to smoke and put the phone down to light a cigarette. Whitney said she heard talking in the background, then the line disconnected. Whitney said she immediately called him back several times that was not answered.
Chad failed to show up the next day for an early morning meeting at the facility. Then later that morning his construction job made calls inquired of his absence. , his family knew something was wrong.
She said they became even more concerned when Chad’s cell phone, wallet, van keys, and a single flip flop sandal were found left behind at his residence.
Over the past several months, the Knox County native was living in the Oliver Springs area of Anderson County, but he kept in contact with his mother and his sister nearly every day.
“He’s been through a lot, but he’s a hard worker and he would have shown up for those responsibilities,” Whitney said. “And he loves his job – loves doing construction and working with his hands – building and creating things.”
“He didn’t take anything,” she said. “It’s almost like he’s a ghost and he just vanished.”
Whitney and their mother, who live in Knoxville, filed a missing person report with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. The Knoxville Police also joined the search effort, posting pertinent information to social media asking for the public’s help.
Two weeks after Chad’s disappearance, Anderson County Detective Darrell Slater released a statement on video, telling reporters that they had exhausted all efforts in Anderson and Knox counties, and asked the public to call with any tips they may have.
“The tips were really coming in good for the first two or three days, but none of them really panned out,” Det. Slater said at the time. “But I’m still hopeful.”
Chad’s family has not given up on finding him and says it has taken a toll on them. His sister Whitney told Dateline she’s trying to be strong for their mother and for Chad’s son.
“That’s her baby boy, this is really breaking her,” she said. “And his son has the same smile and same comical personality. I’m just trying to keep it together for all of us.”
“We don’t have a lot of answers right now but what we do know is he wouldn’t just walk away from his family,” Whitney said. “He does not do this.”
Whitney told Dateline she doesn’t know what more can be done, but she is hopeful and praying that someone will come forward with information that connects them to her brother.
Chad was nearing the end of his 3-month stay at The Foundation Recovery House in Clinton, TN when he vanished. Up to this time, the facility has not been held accountable, offered a response, or explanation to Chad’s disappearance. After a 2-week effort, local law enforcement has concluded that there is not much more they can do and is seeking tips/information from the community.
Chad is a 32-year old, black male, wearing a bald haircut and is about 5’9” tall, and about 230 lbs. He was last seen wearing black shorts, a black tank top and tan flip-flops.