A Murfreesboro family is still seeking answers after their teenage son went missing more than a week ago.
No one has heard from Devin Bond since the evening of March 30. The following morning his family discovered pillows and towels arranged under the sheets where he should have been sleeping.
"Really we're just hoping for more information to come out," said Brent Seabaugh at a candlelight vigil April 8. "To be this quiet for this long, it's making everyone extremely nervous."
Seabaugh organized volunteer search parties April 6 and 7, but they came up empty-handed both days. He's "hoping for a little divine intervention," that someone will come forward with more information or that Bond will phone home.
The groups searched wooded areas by his Armour Place home, as well as in and around Barfield Crescent Park, near the Riverdale football player's last recorded cellphone "ping" and a sighting early March 31 of a teenager matching his description.
"We need anybody who was driving on Barfield Crescent Road March 31 between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. to contact the sheriff's department," said family friend Jennifer Edwards. "They may have seen him and not known it. We just need to talk to them."
Kelly Boyd, who helped organize the vigil, echoed the request for information.
"If you hear anything, you see anything, even if it's minuscule, call the police department," she said. "They want to find him, too."
To folks who may have heard something but be scared of passing along rumors, she pointed out the police can't investigate and verify information if it's withheld.
Bond is a good kid who stays out of trouble and sticks close to home, say family and friends.
"Devin has been an outstanding young man in our program," said Will Kriesky, Riverdale's freshman football coach. "Our boys are willing to do whatever they need to do to help find their teammate."
"I'm sorry for what y'all are going through," said Nate Taylor, Bond's team captain. "In my heart I believe he'll come back home. I really do."
Folks offered prayers of healing and hope, and words of support to the Bond family, and dropped cash donations into a box to help with expenses. Both parents have missed a significant amount of work looking for their son. Local businesses have chipped in to help cut costs, too.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, Papa John's and Chick-fil-A all donated meals last week. Wal-Mart donated candles for the vigil, Loveless Photography sent a high-resolution school photo of Bond for free and Kinkos FedEx comped missing person flyers, while Fast Signs donated the five foot banner hanging along Northwest Broad Street and Sam's Club provided water for the search party.
"Please know that the community has been fabulous," said Boyd.
The vigil ended with acapella refrains of "Amazing Grace," perhaps most poignantly, "I once was lost, but now I'm found."
The Bond family needs help to find their lost son.
Please call Detective Randy Groce at (615) 904-3049 with any information pertaining to the case.