MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A family is searching for answers tonight, one week after learning their loved one was found dead.
Family of 63-year-old Tanna Stevenson say they haven’t heard anything about how or where she died, and they say they need these answers for closure.
They describes her as a loving, caring, woman who loved people, especially kids. They say she used to run a daycare, and most recently worked at the ER at Methodist South.
It’s been a week of devastation for brothers Larry and Kyle Stevenson.
“I’m trying to, I don’t know how to say it, accept that my mother is not here any longer. It’s very hard for me.”
It was last Monday when the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for Stevenson after her kids say she never came home.
They say she was very much a person of habit, and they knew something was wrong right away.
On Tuesday, TBI announced her body had been found — but did not mention where or how she may have died.
This is the same day a body was found in on Meda Street in Orange Mound, but police have not commented on the circumstances of that death, either. It is unclear right now if the two incidents are related.
Family says everything seemed normal before Stevenson disappeared.
“I think my parents even went on a little getaway for the weekend just to have fun, see some friends and family, so nothing out of the norm at all.”
Stevenson’s kids are hoping someone might know something about what happened, but they trust the Memphis Police Department is looking into the case.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation referred us to Memphis Police for questions. Multiple requests for comment from the MPD went unanswered.
This wasn’t the first time Stevenson disappeared. Back in October, family members reported her missing when she didn’t come home from work right away, but she was later found safe.