Authorities say search continues for Sebastian Rogers, Tennessee teen missing since February

SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Officials in Tennessee say they are continuing to search for 15-year-old Sebastian Rogers.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) initially issued an Endangered Child Alert for Sebastian after his parents reported him missing from their Hendersonville home on Monday, Feb. 26. However, the agency upgraded the alert level to an AMBER Alert the next day "based on additional investigative information."

TIMELINE: The disappearance of Sumner County teen Sebastian Rogers

In addition to searchers covering miles on the ground, numerous search warrants were issued within the first week of his disappearance, with cellphone data analyzed, and any other available digital evidence searched and documented.

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Officials scaled back the ground search on Monday, March 4, stating that they were transitioning to an investigation. Then on March 7, they searched a landfill in White Plains, Kentucky, where trash went from Sebastian's neighborhood.

Authorities called the search of the landfill a “precautionary measure to eliminate possible options and questions” and said there was “no specific information” indicating evidence related to the search for Sebastian was there.

Sebastian Rogers AMBER Alert: Officials say no evidence, leads found after landfill search

The search concluded that evening, with authorities later stating that it did not provide any additional clues as to what happened to Sebastian.

As it neared a month without any signs of the missing teen, volunteers who had been assisting in the search for missing Missouri student Riley Strain in Nashville turned their efforts to Sumner County, where Sebastian's father, Seth Rogers, had been searching for his son.

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The United Cajun Navy, a nonprofit that reportedly specializes in missing person cases and rescue operations, also joined in the search around Monday, March 25, but later pulled back as volunteers allegedly began receiving death threats toward the end of the week.

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