On October 18th 2018, Mackenzie Baird was reported missing from her residence on Meredith Lane in Lafollette, Tennessee. Investigators and deputies began searching for Mackenzie and received a tip that she was at a friend’s residence in the Cherry Bottom area of Campbell County. Before deputies arrived Mackenzie ran on foot according to her friends avoiding deputies. Investigators attempted to locate Mackenzie by interviewing family, friends, and utilizing her cell phone, but it was purposely disabled. On October 22nd 2018, deputies received information of her possible whereabouts, plain clothes deputies arrived in the area of Eagle Bluff Road in Jacksboro, Tennessee, where they located Mackenzie Baird and she was placed into custody as a runaway juvenile.