Thirteen-year-old Nyssa Brown is city’s only missing person left in wake of tornadoes

GUNNAR WORD/AFP via Getty Images

(BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) — Of the 244 people reported missing in Bowling Green, Kentucky, after the deadly tornadoes, officials have now accounted for all except one.

Nyssa Brown, 13, still remains missing, Bowling Green fire chief Justin Brooks said at a Wednesday news conference.

“This isn’t just another missing person, but rather this is our 13-year old girl,” Brooks said as the police chief held up a photo of the teenager.

After five days of searching and 244 people reported missing, authorities say there is only one person left missing in Bowling Green. That is 13-year-old Nyssa Brown. Officials are expanding search efforts outside of the Jennings Creek area. Any info call (270) 393-4116 pic.twitter.com/AChgO9EOQl

— kellydeannews (@kellydeannews) December 16, 2021

“One missing is one too many and we need your help,” Brooks said.

“The search has been extensive,” Brooks said.

He said crews are now expanding the search and asked anyone with information to come forward.

Six members of Nyssa’s family did not survive the storm, according to ABC Bowling Green affiliate WBKO.

ABC News’ Ahmad Hemingway contributed to this report.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.