On October 6, 2019, Daphne Westbrook instructed her mom she was going to stroll considered one of her canine. She by no means returned residence and some days later her automotive was discovered parked on the entrance to a nature path close to her father’s residence.
Her mother and father had divorced 8 years earlier in 2011 and in 2016 her mother, Rhona Curtsinger, petitioned for custody. In August 2019 the Hamilton County, TN courtroom dominated that Rhona would have main custody of 16-year-old Daphne and her father, John Westbrook, can be ordered to pay little one help however would additionally obtain unsupervised visits each different weekend.
After being reported lacking, Daphne referred to as her mom to inform her “I’m not missing”. Per week later she referred to as once more however refused to say the place she was or when she was coming residence. Her mother thought she sounded “strange” on the decision
It is believed that as a result of he didn’t wish to pay little one help, John Westbrook as a substitute kidnapped his daughter and left Tennessee. People near the household, and witnesses who’ve seen the daddy and daughter since October 6 say that John is protecting Daphne drunk or drugged more often than not. According to District Attorney General Neal Pinkston, “he would give her alcohol, marijuana, LSD, mushrooms. And he’s now, we know from recent witness interviews, that she’s constantly drugged and/or drinking alcohol provided by him.”
Daphne has messaged mates as just lately as February 2021 that she is suicidal, although it’s believed she doesn’t recurrently have entry to her telephone. She has beforehand been handled for psychological well being issues together with suicidal ideation. In addition to her father committing a criminal offense by kidnapping her, her family members wish to see her protected at residence in order that she will obtain medical care. Daphne additionally dreamed of graduating highschool in 2021, she was on monitor to get her highschool diploma and affiliate’s diploma. Though the 2 have been noticed quite a few occasions, John Westbrook continues to be presently on the run together with his daughter.
While investigating the kidnapping, police discovered that John was greater than able to beginning a brand new life for himself and his daughter on the run. He was a bitcoin investor and skilled in cybersecurity. His actions have proved tough for police to hint. John Westbrook continues to be working. He takes freelance cybersecurity jobs he can do from anyplace and is paid in bitcoin. Because of this, police are unable to trace the place John is, shut off his entry to cash, or discover him to deliver Daphne residence. John makes use of as much as 10 aliases to maintain from being tracked.
Daphne and her father have been noticed in an extremely distinctive vehicle. They are touring with Daphne’s two canine, Fern and Strawberry. In late 2020, John picked Strawberry up from an animal shelter in New Mexico the place she had been taken after being discovered wandering round.
If you see Daphne Westbrook or John Westbrook, or have details about their relationship or disappearance, name 423-209-7415 or 1-800-TBI-FIND, or electronic mail TipsToTBI@tn.gov or DiscoveringDaphne@hcdatn.org.
— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) March 10, 2021
KEY #TNAMBERAlert Update: We have a brand new footage of John Westbrook, the suspect within the kidnapping of Daphne Westbrook, together with a automobile he could presumably be driving.
Both have been taken in October in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The search continues.
Spot them? Call 1-800-TBI-FIND! pic.twitter.com/G7ncVzKl85
— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) March 29, 2021
Daphne Westbrook is 5′3″, 110 kilos and has brown hair and brown eyes. There is a warrant out for John Westbrook’s arrest for custodial interference, aggravated kidnapping, and flagrant nonsupport. Please use the contact info above if in case you have any details about Daphne or John Westbrook.