Search For Timothy John “TJ” Trivette Continues

Last Updated on February 12, 2022 7:01 pm

The search for a missing local man continues.

Multiple agencies continue to try and locate Timothy John “TJ” Trivette. Trivette was last seen by his family on Wednesday March 13th 2019 and his vehicle was located unoccupied near the Guy Ford bridge that same day. He was wearing black or dark colored pants, a dark colored shirt, and had a beard. 

Trivette is 36 years old, white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 6’0” tall and weighs approximately 185lbs.

On Saturday, Watauga County Emergency Management posted on Facebook that approximately 75 searchers from 20 different agencies had helped with the search on Friday. The agency also said that since Monday, March 18,  searchers have covered approximately 900 acres using foot crews, drones, search dogs, ATVs, and kayaks.

The post went on to thank the following agencies for their help: Beaver Dam Volunteer Fire Department Zionville Volunteer Fire Department Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Nelson Aerial Productions Fall Creek Vol Fire Dept Watauga County Rescue SquadLinville-Central Rescue Squad Avery County Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Caldwell County Emergency Services Watauga County Sheriffs Office Avery County Sheriff's Office Caldwell County Sheriff's Office Ready AppState Cove Creek Volunteer Fire Department North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Henderson County Rescue SquadSpartanburg County Emergency Management Lisa Briggs NC Emergency Management American Red Cross Watauga County Communications Watauga Medics. 

Anyone with any information is ask to contact the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division at (828)-264-3761 or Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 / 828-737-0125. You may also submit a Crime Stoppers Tip via our website at or Text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES).  All information will be kept confidential. 


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